Governor LePage Issues Statement on 2016 Crime Statistics

October 18, 2017

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage issued the following statement upon the release of the state’s annual crime statistics for 2016. Crime has decreased in Maine for five consecutive years, totaling a decline of more than 30 percent.

“Maine continues to be one of the safest states in the country. Unfortunately, the flow of deadly drugs from out of state is still driving crime in Maine,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Local and state police are putting their lives on the line for us every day to fight these crimes. I want to thank all of our law enforcement officials for the work they do to keep us safe.”

The 2016 crime statistics are available on the Department of Public Safety’s website at http://www.maine.gov/dps/cim/crimeinmaine/cim.htm .