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New Hampshire Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for New Hampshire. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how New Hampshire compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for New Hampshire, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 280,083 total crimes reported in New Hampshire (19,041 of them violent). Of the 28,008 crimes that transpire each year in New Hampshire, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in New Hampshire every 18 minutes. This includes 164 murders, 4,130 rapes, and over two hundred and fifteen thousand thefts (including 16,890 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in New Hampshire for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in New Hampshire has climbed by 7 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 44 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in New Hampshire. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to twenty-seven thousand for New Hampshire in 2009.

Crime Trends in New Hampshire (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like New Hampshire (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

New Hampshire law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • Limited data for 1999 were available for Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, and New Hampshire; therefore, it was necessary that their crime counts be estimated. See Offense Estimation, Appendix I, for details.
  • With the submission of 2000 offense data, offense totals are based on all reporting agencies and estimates for unreported areas.
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