Overall Crime Decreases Last Year 

Overall crime decreased in our state last year, according to officials with the Maine Department of Public Safety.Robberies and domestic violence cases did increase though.The commissioner says 56 pharmacy robberies are the reason the robbery rate went up, if not for those, it would have decreased.Domestic violence assaults increased by more than 4 percent.In 2012 there were 34 fewer arsons than 2011, and 23 fewer rapes that were reported.In 2012 there were 26 homicides in Maine, down from 28 in 2011.