In all, 23 people were killed in 19 incidents, including 10 domestic violence homicides.
Fourteen people were fatally shot, and five people were fatally stabbed.
Bangor, Lamoine and Old Orchard Beach were the only cities with multiple homicides. In Bangor, six people were killed in four incidents. In Lamoine, three people were killed in two incidents. And in Old Orchard Beach, two people were killed in two incidents. Maine’s largest city, Portland, saw one homicide in 2012; Lewiston and Auburn both saw none.
Penobscot and York counties saw the most homicides, with eight and six, respectively. Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc and Washington counties all had none.
December and July tied for the deadliest months, with four homicides each. June and January both had no homicides.