Homicide, rape, robbery on rise in rural areas

by Lura Jackson

Overall crime in Maine is continuing to decrease, according to a report released by the Uniform Crime Reporting division of the Maine State Police that records crimes in various categories in both the urban and rural sectors of the state. Some crimes, however, have increased, with particularly sharp rises in rural areas – defined as areas without their own police departments.

"Overall crime down by almost 50 percent in six years"

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