Maine, also known as the Pine Tree State, is the least densely populated in the country. As of 2016 estimates, the state holds a population of 1,331,479. Maine is famous for its forests, about 83% of the land is forest cover. The capital city is Augusta, while Portland is the largest city, with a population of 66,194.
Maine’s most dangerous cities are Lewiston and Auburn. The violent crime rate in these cities is 138 per 100,000 people. It is very close to the state rate of 130.1 per 100,000, which is the 2nd lowest in the country. Capital punishment has been illegal in Maine since 1887.
The poverty rate in these cities is 15.4% and unemployment is at 2.6% (3.4% for the state).
Maine is one of the least dangerous US states. The safest cities are Eliot and Kennebunk.
Inmate records are handled both by the Maine Department of Corrections and the Jail Administrator of each county. Information can be obtained by phone, mail or visiting the jail administrator in person.
An online searchable database for sex offenders is offered by the Maine State Police. You can search the system using a city, zip code, or a name.