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Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Maine, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 40.0%1
2002: 41.1%2
2001: 38.3%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Maine, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 42.12%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Maine, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 53.1%5 6
1991/2000: 59.4%
1981/1990: 58.3%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1727
2016: 1237
2015: 144
2014: 1338
2013: 158
2012: 130
2011: 136
2010: 113
2009: 122
2008: 122
2007: 107
2006: 105
2005: 109
2004: 108
2003: 82
2002: 88
2001: 98
2000: 112
1999: 113

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 12.887
2016: 9.24
2015: 10.83
2014: 10.008
2013: 11.89
2012: 9.78
2011: 10.24
2010: 8.51
2009: 9.18
2008: 9.17
2007: 8.06
2006: 7.93
2005: 8.27
2004: 8.22
2003: 6.28
2002: 6.79
2001: 7.62
1999: 8.92

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1497
2016: 1127
2015: 125
2014: 116
2013: 137
2012: 115
2011: 113
2010: 101
2009: 104
2008: 107

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of male gun death per 100,000 population is

2017: 22.767
2016: 17.16
2015: 19.19
2014: 17.81
2013: 21.07
2012: 17.68
2011: 17.38
2010: 15.54
2009: 15.98
2008: 16.43

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 237
2016: 117
2015: 19
2014: 17
2013: 21
2012: 15
2011: 23
2010: 12
2009: 18
2008: 15

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of female gun death per 100,000 population is

2017: 3.387
2016: 1.62
2015: 2.80
2014: 2.50
2013: 3.10
2012: 2.21
2011: 3.39
2010: 1.77
2009: 2.65
2008: 2.21

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Maine, annual homicides by any means total

2017: 197
2016: 17
2015: 22
2014: 23
2013: 308
2012: 29
2011: 29
2010: 26
2009: 30
2008: 34
2007: 26
2006: 20
2005: 22
2004: 21
2003: 17
2002: 11
2001: 21
2000: 18
1999: 25

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.427
2016: 1.28
2015: 1.65
2014: 1.73
2013: 2.26
2012: 2.18
2011: 2.18
2010: 1.96
2009: 2.26
2008: 2.56
2007: 1.96
2006: 1.51
2005: 1.67
2004: 1.60
2003: 1.30
2002: 0.85
2001: 1.63
2000: 1.41
1999: 1.97

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Maine, annual male homicides by any means total

2017: 137
2016: 127
2015: 15
2014: 15
2013: 16
2012: 19
2011: 17
2010: 17
2009: 19
2008: 22

Rate of Male Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of male homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.997
2016: 1.84
2015: 2.30
2014: 2.30
2013: 2.46
2012: 2.92
2011: 2.62
2010: 2.62
2009: 2.92
2008: 3.38

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Maine, annual female homicides by any means total

2017: 67
2016: 5
2015: 7
2014: 8
2013: 14
2012: 10
2011: 12
2010: 9
2009: 11
2008: 12

Rate of Female Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of female homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.887
2016: 0.74
2015: 1.03
2014: 1.18
2013: 2.06
2012: 1.47
2011: 1.77
2010: 1.33
2009: 1.62
2008: 1.77

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Maine, annual firearm homicides total

2017: 107
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 14
2014: 10
2013: 13
2012: 15
2011: 15
2010: 13
2009: 15
2008: 12
2007: 15
2006: 15
2005: 8
2004: 11
2003: 6
2002: 8
2001: 7
2000: 11
1999: 15

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.757
2016: 0
2015: 1.05
2014: 0.75
2013: 0.98
2012: 1.13
2011: 1.13
2010: 0.98
2009: 1.13
2008: 0.90
2007: 1.13
2006: 1.14
2005: 0.61
2004: 0.84
2003: 0.46
2002: 0.62
2001: 0.54
2000: 0.86
1999: 1.18

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Maine, annual male firearm homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 12
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 12
2008: 0

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of male firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 1.85
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1.84
2008: 0

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Maine, annual female firearm homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 3
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 3
2008: 0

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of female firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0.44
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0.44
2008: 0

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Maine, according to figures9 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2017: 410 11
2016: 2
2015: 15
2014: 2
2013: 3
2012: 6
2011: 3
2010: 4
2009: 4
2008: 6
2007: 3
2006: 7
2005: 6
2004: 6
2003: 2
2002: 6
2001: 2
2000: 4
1999: 10
1998: 7
1997: 8
1996: 5
1995: 5

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, according to figures12 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.3013
2016: 0.15
2015: 1.13
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.23
2012: 0.45
2011: 0.23
2010: 0.30
2009: 0.30
2008: 0.45
2007: 0.23
2006: 0.53
2005: 0.45
2004: 0.46
2003: 0.15
2002: 0.46
2001: 0.16
2000: 0.31
1999: 0.79
1998: 0.56
1997: 0.64
1996: 0.40
1995: 0.40

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual handgun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7 11
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male handgun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female handgun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Maine, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2017: 010 11
2016: 4
2015: 0
2014: 4
2013: 3
2012: 1
2011: 2
2010: 3
2009: 0
2008: 2
2007: 1
2006: 3
2005: 1
2004: 3
2003: 3
2002: 0
2001: 3
2000: 2
1999: 5
1998: 1
1997: 1
1996: 5
1995: 4

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 013
2016: 0.30
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.30
2013: 0.23
2012: 0.08
2011: 0.15
2010: 0.23
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.15
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.23
2005: 0.08
2004: 0.23
2003: 0.23
2002: 0.00
2001: 0.23
2000: 0.16
1999: 0.39
1998: 0.08
1997: 0.08
1996: 0.40
1995: 0.32

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual long gun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7 11
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male long gun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female long gun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Maine, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 810 17
2016: 5
2015: 1
2014: 0
2013: 6
2012: 7
2011: 7
2010: 4
2009: 7
2008: 3
2007: 5
2006: 2
2005: 0
2004: 0
2003: 3
2002: 0
2001: 1
1999: 2
1997: 2
1996: 1
1995: 1

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, according to figures18 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.6013
2016: 0.38
2015: 0.08
2014: 0
2013: 0.45
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.38
2006: 0.15
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.00
2003: 0.23
2002: 0.00
2001: 0.08
1999: 0.16
1997: 0.16
1996: 0.08
1995: 0.08

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7 11
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Maine, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Maine, annual suicides by any means total

2017: 2747
2016: 2257
2015: 235
2014: 220
2013: 2458
2012: 209
2011: 233
2010: 186
2009: 197
2008: 181
2007: 191
2006: 158
2005: 175
2004: 171
2003: 137
2002: 166
2001: 161
2000: 154
1999: 175

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 20.517
2016: 16.90
2015: 17.68
2014: 16.54
2013: 18.44
2012: 15.72
2011: 17.54
2010: 14
2009: 14.82
2008: 13.60
2007: 14.39
2006: 11.94
2005: 13.27
2004: 13.02
2003: 10.49
2002: 12.81
2001: 12.52
2000: 12.08
1999: 13.81

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Maine, annual male suicides by any means total

2017: 2167
2016: 1717
2015: 186
2014: 174
2013: 193
2012: 169
2011: 183
2010: 151
2009: 155
2008: 146

Rate of Male Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of male suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 337
2016: 26.20
2015: 28.56
2014: 26.72
2013: 29.68
2012: 25.99
2011: 28.15
2010: 23.23
2009: 23.81
2008: 22.42

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Maine, annual female suicides by any means total

2017: 587
2016: 547
2015: 49
2014: 46
2013: 52
2012: 40
2011: 50
2010: 35
2009: 42
2008: 35

Rate of Female Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of female suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 8.517
2016: 7.95
2015: 7.23
2014: 6.78
2013: 7.67
2012: 5.89
2011: 7.37
2010: 5.16
2009: 6.19
2008: 5.15

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Maine, annual firearm suicides total

2017: 1517
2016: 1127
2015: 128
2014: 116
2013: 1378
2012: 112
2011: 113
2010: 95
2009: 106
2008: 103
2007: 90
2006: 87
2005: 100
2004: 97
2003: 71
2002: 79
2001: 86
2000: 98
1999: 91

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 11.307
2016: 8.41
2015: 9.63
2014: 8.72
2013: 10.31
2012: 8.43
2011: 8.51
2010: 7.15
2009: 7.97
2008: 7.74
2007: 6.78
2006: 6.57
2005: 7.58
2004: 7.38
2003: 5.43
2002: 6.10
2001: 6.69
2000: 7.69
1999: 7.18

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Maine, annual male firearm suicides total

2017: 1347
2016: 1027
2015: 115
2014: 104
2013: 121
2012: 100
2011: 97
2010: 89
2009: 92
2008: 91

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of male firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 20.477
2016: 15.63
2015: 17.66
2014: 15.97
2013: 18.61
2012: 15.38
2011: 14.92
2010: 13.69
2009: 14.13
2008: 13.98

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Maine, annual female firearm suicides total

2017: 177
2016: 107
2015: 13
2014: 12
2013: 16
2012: 12
2011: 16
2010: 6
2009: 14
2008: 12

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of female firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 2.497
2016: 1.47
2015: 1.92
2014: 1.77
2013: 2.36
2012: 1.77
2011: 2.36
2010: 0.88
2009: 2.06
2008: 1.77

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Maine, annual handgun suicides total

2017: 1007
2016: 66
2015: 68
2014: 44
2013: 65
2012: 46
2011: 47
2010: 31
2009: 47
2008: 45
2007: 49
2006: 47
2005: 37
2004: 45
2003: 36
2002: 41
2001: 37
2000: 50
1999: 43

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 7.497
2016: 4.96
2015: 5.12
2014: 3.31
2013: 4.89
2012: 3.46
2011: 3.54
2010: 2.33
2009: 3.53
2008: 3.38
2007: 3.69
2006: 3.55
2005: 2.81
2004: 3.43
2003: 2.76
2002: 3.16
2001: 2.88
2000: 3.92
1999: 3.39

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Maine, annual male handgun suicides total

2017: 877
2016: 577
2015: 60
2014: 37
2013: 60
2012: 38
2011: 40
2010: 27
2009: 37
2008: 37

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of male handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 13.297
2016: 8.73
2015: 9.21
2014: 5.68
2013: 9.23
2012: 5.84
2011: 6.15
2010: 4.15
2009: 5.68
2008: 5.68

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Maine, annual female handgun suicides total

2017: 137
2016: 9
2015: 8
2014: 7
2013: 5
2012: 8
2011: 7
2010: 4
2009: 10
2008: 8

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of female handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.917
2016: 1.33
2015: 1.18
2014: 1.03
2013: 0.74
2012: 1.18
2011: 1.03
2010: 0.59
2009: 1.47
2008: 1.18

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Maine, the number of long gun suicides is

2017: 417
2016: 41
2015: 56
2014: 33
2013: 45
2012: 31
2011: 33
2010: 20
2009: 30
2008: 32
2007: 30
2006: 26
2005: 51
2004: 34
2003: 30
2002: 31
2001: 30
2000: 30
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 3.077
2016: 3.08
2015: 4.21
2014: 2.48
2013: 3.39
2012: 2.33
2011: 2.48
2010: 1.51
2009: 2.26
2008: 2.41
2007: 2.26
2006: 1.96
2005: 3.87
2004: 2.59
2003: 2.30
2002: 2.39
2001: 2.33
2000: 2.35
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Maine, annual male long gun suicides total

2017: 387
2016: 407
2015: 52
2014: 32
2013: 40
2012: 30
2011: 32
2010: 20
2009: 28
2008: 31

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of male long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 5.817
2016: 6.13
2015: 7.98
2014: 4.91
2013: 6.15
2012: 4.61
2011: 4.92
2010: 3.08
2009: 4.30
2008: 4.76

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Maine, annual female long gun suicides total

2017: 37
2016: 1
2015: 4
2014: 1
2013: 5
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 0
2009: 2
2008: 1

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of female long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.447
2016: 0.15
2015: 0.59
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.74
2012: 0.15
2011: 0.15
2010: 0
2009: 0.29
2008: 0.15

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Maine, annual gun suicides (other) total

2017: 107
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 39
2013: 27
2012: 35
2011: 33
2010: 44
2009: 29
2008: 26
2007: 11
2006: 14
2005: 12
2004: 18
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 19
2000: 18
1999: 44

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.757
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 2.93
2013: 2.03
2012: 2.63
2011: 2.48
2010: 3.31
2009: 2.18
2008: 1.95
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 3.47

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Maine, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 35
2013: 21
2012: 32
2011: 25
2010: 42
2009: 27
2008: 23

Rate of Male Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of male gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 5.37
2013: 3.23
2012: 4.92
2011: 3.85
2010: 6.46
2009: 4.15
2008: 3.53

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Maine, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 4
2013: 6
2012: 3
2011: 8
2010: 2
2009: 2
2008: 3

Rate of Female Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of female gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0.59
2013: 0.88
2012: 0.44
2011: 1.18
2010: 0.29
2009: 0.29
2008: 0.44

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)8
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 1
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 1
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 4
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 3
2000: 1
1999: 4

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.08
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.31
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.23
2000: 0.08
1999: 0.32

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Maine, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)8
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 1
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 1
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 1

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.08
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.08
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.08

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual male shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause male shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual female shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause female shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual male deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause male handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual female deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause female handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual male deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause male long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual female deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause female long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual male deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause male gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Maine, annual female deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Maine, the annual rate of unknown-cause female gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Maine, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0
2007: 8
2006: 2
2005: 2
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 2
2001: 119
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)
1998: 1
1997: 1
1996: 1
1995: 1

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Maine at a rate of 16.920 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Maine ranked at No. 2520 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Maine is categorised as permissive21

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Maine includes the Maine Revised Statutes and the Constitution of Maine 200322

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Maine are regulated by the State of Maine23 24 25

Right to Possess Firearms

In Maine, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,26 as limited by federal law27 and state law28 24 25

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Maine, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns, unless manufactured prior to 19 May 1986,29 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,30 .50 calibre rifles31 and large capacity ammunition magazines32 24 25

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Maine, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to federal licensing and registration33 29 24 25

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Maine, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence30 24 25

Regulation of Handguns

In Maine, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence34 35 24 25

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Maine, non-prohibited persons of minimum age34 35 24 25 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Maine is 18 years36 24 25

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Maine stipulates37 24 25 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Maine, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for a permit to carry a hidden handgun38 24 25

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Maine, the law does not require39 24 25 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Maine, licensed firearm dealers are required40 24 25 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Maine, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted41 24 25

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Maine, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful42 24 25

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Maine is not obliged43 41 24 25 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Maine is not obliged (under State Law)43 24 25 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Maine, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited44 24 25

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Maine is reported to be

2015: 96745
2014: 97846
2013: 97447
2012: 91348
2011: 86149

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Maine, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined50 24 25

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Maine, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are regulated51 24 25 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Maine do not include52 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Maine do not include53 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Although regulations in Maine do not include52 54 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit, US federal law does apply55

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Maine, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law56 57 58 59 24 25

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Maine, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not60 24 25 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Maine, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit61 24 25

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Maine, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit38 24 25

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Maine, local licensing authorities "may issue", with room for discretion,38 62 24 25 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Maine, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (by mutual agreement)38 24 25 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Maine, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are not exempt38 24 25 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Maine, private guns are prohibited in bars, state-controlled buildings or locations, child care facilities, court houses (with limited exceptions), Acadia National Park (with limited exceptions),63 vehicles (loaded firearms and exposed handguns)54 and schools64 24 25

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Maine as ‘F’65

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Maine on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 766
2010: 967
2009: 1168
2008: 1269
2007: 1270

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Maine at No. 5071 among 50 US States


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