Maine Criminal Records

  • Maine has 842,334 total people (FBI, 2018).
  • Maine is the 40th 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, 2018)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 1,208 46th / 49 (Very Low)
Murder 10 46th / 49 (Very Low)
Rape 0 21st / 49 (Moderate)
Robbery 213 44th / 49 (Very Low)
Aggravated Assault 642 47th / 49 (Very Low)
Property Crime 0 22nd / 49 (Moderate)
Burglary 2,126 43rd / 49 (Very Low)
Larceny Theft 13,090 43rd / 49 (Very Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 554 47th / 49 (Very Low)