Happy New Year

At some point I’d like to sit down and put together a “Year in Review” for 2011 – it’d be a doozie.

Until then here are some fun facts about Maine from the Bangor Daily News:

The Institute for Economics & Peace ranked the Pine Tree State the most peaceful state in the country in its first U.S. Peace Index. Factored into that: The number of homicides, jailed inmates and police officers.

Related to that ranking: Maine recorded the lowest rate of violent crimes in the U.S. in 2007, according to the U.S. Census. The figure: 118 incidents per 100,000 people. South Carolina, on the opposite end of the spectrum, counted 788.

Read the rest at, “The ways Maine is No.1“.