Penobscot amassed 1,051 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Penobscot’s arrest rate was 189.06 per 100,000 residents. The county of Penobscot is 74.42% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 4 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Penobscot also experienced 283 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Androscoggin and Cumberland, Penobscot is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Penobscot, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 181 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Penobscot, is burglary, and the third most common is motor vehicle theft.
In Penobscot, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Penobscot has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Penobscot experienced 4 violent crimes and 283 non-violent crimes. When comparing Penobscot to the national average of 739.02, Penobscot is lower by 74.42% than the national average.