Across-the-board federal spending decreases are affecting people who need help in Maine.
Maine is one of the country’s safest places to live — one of the five most crime-free in the United States, in fact.But for too many people in Maine, there is no safe harbor. In 2012, for the second year in a row, Maine police recorded more domestic assaults than they did the year before. While the overall crime rate dropped, domestic violence was one of only two crime categories that increased.
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