Maine's Crime Rate Went Up 5.4% in 2011
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Maine's crime rate rose more than 5 percent in 2011, taking the second jump in as many years and the largest increase since 1975, in contrast to national trends.
Burglaries, assaults and thefts all increased from 2010 to last year in rural and urban areas of Maine.
Nationally, crime dropped, according to statistics released last week by the FBI. Violent crime dropped 4 percent in 2011 and property crimes dropped 0.08 percent.
Maine still has a low National average crime rate.
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NH was rated #1 in 2010 and Maine fell into the #4 slot. We will drop some more this year.