2022 Maine Crime Victimization Report: Informing Public Policy for Safer Communities

Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 7-7-2022


Victimization Survey, Victimization, Crime


The purpose of the Maine Crime Victimization Survey (MCVS) is to understand the extent of criminal victimization, crime reporting, and assistance seeking, and to identify differences in rates between demographic groups. A survey patterned after the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) was sent out in January 2022 to randomly selected adult Mainers. A total of 1,363 completed responses were received.

Funding Organization

Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services & the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault