Cumberland County had 1,611 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 164.36 per 100.000 population which is by 77.76% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 23 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Androscoggin and county York it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Cumberland is larceny/theft - 289 arrests followed by burglary - 145 and motor vehicle theft - 23 arrests.
Violent crime in Cumberland County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 92.18% lower.