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How to Look Up Arrest Records in Maine

Maine’s state law enforcement agency maintains all information related to crime reports and arrest records. They use an online system where the general public can freely search for both adult and juvenile records. Juvenile records differ from adult records. Pending cases (less than 2-years old) will also be included. Most results will be emailed within 2 hours, but in some cases, it may take up to 2 weeks for them to manually pull the information. For subscribers, the cost is $21, for non-subscribers and out-of-state subscribers the price is $31.

Are Arrest Records public in Maine?

Yes. Maine provided publicly accessible arrest records for both juveniles and adults through their online system. They also offer notarized reports for an additional $10 each. To search, someone only needs the person’s name and date of birth. Requestors will need to create an account first to use the system. The results are emailed, usually within 2 hours. If they cannot find the information, they can pull manual files, but that can take up to 2 weeks.

Victims & Offenders by Gender and Race

Offenders by Gender

Victims by Gender

Offenders by Race

White 83%
Black or African American 16%
Unknown 1%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Offenders w/ reported race 3,562

Victims by Race

White 92%
Black or African American 6%
Unknown 1%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Victims w/ reported race 3,765

What Information You Can Find in a state Criminal Report?

What Information You Can Find in Maine Arrest Report?

A Maine arrest record will be complete with name, date of birth, age, race, gender, height, weight, physical description, address, and phone number. It will also show the booking details, the name of the arresting officer, the location where the arrest took place, the date of the arrest, and vehicle details if one was involved. Typically, an arrest record also contains mug shots, fingerprints, the arresting agencies details and other information about the crime.

Violent Crime Rates for the last 10 years

The crime rate has decreased over the past decade in Maine, going from 1,239 crimes in 2006 to 1,208 by 36% lower than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.

Maine Violent Crime Rate Change

Arrest Laws

Maine Arrest Laws

A police officer in Maine can arrest someone according to the specifications on an arrest warrant. They can also arrest someone without a warrant when they have probable cause that someone committed or is committing a murder, Class A, B or C crime, an assault while hunting, assault, criminal threatening or stalking, domestic or child abuse, a sex offense, forgery, theft, violating probation, harassment, along with a whole list of other offenses.

Who has a Power of Arrest in Maine?

Local police, highway patrol, state police, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, constables, city marshals, and deputy marshals all have the power to arrest someone in Maine. Along with that list, any private citizen can arrest another person if they witness them committing a crime or are aware of a crime they have committed or have probable cause to believe that thet committed it.

How Long Will an Arrest Report Stay on your State Records?

In most cases, felonies and misdemeanors will stay on a Maine criminal record for life. Maine has very strict expungement rules, and only Class E crimes are eligible. Offenders must also comply with a list of other requirements when applying to have them removed. If they were convicted of another crime in Maine, the only way to clear their name is get a pardon. However they must first wait five years before applying for a pardon.

Can you Expunge your Records?

Only Class E crimes that were committed by people age 18-21 are eligible to be expunged. All other adult crimes will stay on a criminal record forever in Maine. Applicants must wait four years after completion of their sentence before requesting expungement. They must also not have any additional convictions on record and no pending charges. Sexual assault charges are ineligible for expungement.

The Arrest Rate in Maine

Arrest Rate in Maine

For the last year tallied, Maine had 43,449 arrests. That figure is down almost 4% from the previous year. Of that total, 6,443 were violent Part I offenses. The remainder, of 37,006 was Part II offenses that include vandalism, DUIs, fraud, sex offenses, drug charges, manslaughter, and other charges. 7.4% of the arrests were juveniles. 33% of the changes were for people between the ages of 25-34.

State Offender and Victim Age Group Statistics

Most of the violent crime offenders in Maine were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.

Offender Age

0-9 0.0%
10-19 15.1%
20-29 34.6%
30-39 26.8%
40-49 13.7%
50-59 6.7%
60-69 2.1%
70-79 0.4%
80-89 0.2%
90-99 0.2%
Unknown 0.4%
Offenders w/ reported age 570

Victim Age

0-9 5.1%
10-19 19.9%
20-29 27.3%
30-39 21.5%
40-49 13.1%
50-59 9.7%
60-69 1.3%
70-79 1.8%
80-89 0.3%
90-99 0.0%
Victims w/ reported age 609

Crime Victim Demographics

Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in Maine were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was a stranger.

Location Type

Residence Home 345
Highway/Alley/Street/Sidewalk 53
Convenience Store 42
Hotel/Motel 32
Unknown 25
Parking Garage/Lot 24
Government/Public Building 18
Bar/Nightclub 11
Drug Store/Doctors Office/Hospital 10
Field/Woods 10

Victim’s Relationship to the Offender

Stranger 123
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 121
Acquaintance 112
Otherwise Known 64
Friend 48
Spouse 25
Relationship Unknown 24
Child 20
Parent 12
Other Family Member 11

State Arrests by Type of Crime

The popular arrests for 2017 in Maine was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 14,755, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Drunkenness arrests - with only 24 crimes a year.

Arrest Type Under 18 All ages Total arrests
Violent Crime Total 57 780 837
Property Crime Total 779 5,578 6,357
Rape 14 70 84
Robbery 12 128 140
Aggravated Assault 31 568 599

Is your State Safer than Maine?

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Maine
Crime rate - 2,016
The crime rate in the last 5 years - up by 36%

5 Safest Counties in the Area

A list of 5 counties in Maine that have the highest arrest rate in 2017

County Crime Rate
Aroostook County 89.76
Androscoggin County 136.98
York County 142.33
Kennebec County 151.78
Cumberland County 164.36

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