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Vermont Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 158,844 total crimes reported in Vermont (7,261 of them violent). Of the 15,884 crimes that transpire each year in Vermont, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Vermont every 33 minutes. This includes 125 murders, 1,327 rapes, and close to one hundred and nineteen thousand thefts (including 6,922 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Vermont for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Vermont has diminished by 1 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 20 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 Vermont. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to fifteen thousand for Vermont in 2009.

Crime Trends in Vermont (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 Vermont (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

Vermont law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Vermont conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.