Best Home Security Companies in Maine
Similar to most coastal areas, Maine’s economy since its founding has been based around its fishing opportunities. Also, with over 80% of its land forested, Maine has profited from the abundant lumber which become a major component of its economy. The first European settlement in Main was in 1607 at Popham, however, the settlers perished quickly due to the cruel winters, which left Jamestown, VA as the first permanent settlement in the new world. But by the beginning of the 18th century settlers returned to the area and by 1819 they were campaigning for statehood. Maine was eventually allowed in as part of the “Missouri Compromise” which granted them entrance as a non-slave state to counter balance Missouri as a slave state. In 1820 they became the 23rd state in the union.
Maine’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the country, ranking #5 on the USA.com crime index rankings. Their violent crime rate and auto theft rate is a third of the national average. However, they do have a significantly higher rate of hate crimes per capita than the rest of the nation¸ most of which are race and sexual orientation related.
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