Maine Criminal Records

  • Maine has 1,329,328 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Maine is the 9th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Small Claims Court handles cases where an individual is suing for 6,000 or less.
  • The Business and Consumer Court deals with cases involving business arguments and consumer disputes.
  • The Drug Treatment Courts in Maine focuses on issues of substance abuse, mental illness, and criminal conduct (which includes the abuse or neglect of children in an individual's care).
  • The Family Division is within the District Court and they help handle family relates problems. Some problems dealt with in this division include divorce, parental rights and responsibilities, child support, and judicial separation.
  • The District Court hears civil, criminal, and family matters (in the Family Division).
  • The Superior Court is Maine's trial court and they have general jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases brought to trial.
  • The Supreme Court of Maine is the highest court and the court of final appeal. They decide appeals on questions of the law that may arise in civil actions and criminal trials.

Crime Statistics for Maine (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 1,729 2nd / 51 (Very Low)
Murder 23 5th / 51 (Very Low)
Rape 474 5th / 51 (Very Low)
Robbery 311 6th / 51 (Very Low)
Aggravated Assault 921 1st / 51 (Very Low)
Property Crime 24,327 7th / 51 (Very Low)
Burglary 4,684 9th / 51 (Very Low)
Larceny Theft 18,829 6th / 51 (Very Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 814 2nd / 51 (Very Low)