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Of course there's no crime; Maine is 99.1% white. They're a mono-culture like Finland and Japan. Crime can only exist when there is extreme disagreement between cultures.

I live in a fairly rural area by most standards, but not really that rural by Maine standards. More so than the near-ubiquitous firearm ownership and the nearly-homogenous ethnic makeup... is shame. Crime is rare, and everyone knows everyone else. If you do something stupid, your name is in the paper, picture and all quite literally (https://bangordailynews.com/2019/09/04/news/midcoast/maine-man-accused-of-videotaping-himself-having-sex-with-dog/). And since everyday is a slow news day, nothing else is going on, and everyone knows everyone else, and everyone talks.

The accountability and public shame factor is real when the population density is low. Your name is done - forever. You will have to move out of state .

The accountability and public shame factor is real when the population density is low. Your name is done - forever. You will have to move out of state .

This is the truest thing I've read online in years.