Safest Places to Live in New Hampshire of February 2024

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Located in the United States’ northeastern region, New Hampshire is one of the New England states. It is bordered by Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, the Atlantic Ocean, and Quebec’s Canadian province.

New Hampshire is the 5th smallest and the 10th least populous state in the United States, with over 1.33 million residents. The capital is Concord, whereas the largest city is Manchester, which has approximately 110,000 residents.

New Hampshire was one of the first colonies and one of the founder states of the US. Moreover, it was the first state to have its own constitution. Its nickname is the Granite State, referring to its abundant resources of granite. Snowy mountains are typical of New Hampshire, so some of the most common activities include skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter sports, as well as hiking and mountaineering.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 3,000 residents were not included.

30 Safest Places in New Hampshire of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Sunapee3 48900,00
2Moultonborough4 17400,00
3Greenland4 19500,00
4Strafford4 20500,00
5Danville4 58400,00
6Fremont4 80300,00
7Brookline5 46100,00
8Rye5 46400,00
9Atkinson7 03700,00
10Merrimack26 02840,15
11Hopkinton5 75910,17
12Deerfield4 56210,22
13Lee4 49410,22
14Candia3 94510,25
15Amherst11 34430,26
16Stratham7 47920,27
17Sandown6 50120,31
18Windham14 87650,34
19New Boston5 85620,34
20Litchfield8 66030,35
21Auburn5 60820,36
22Durham16 81060,36
23Epping7 11730,42
24Weare9 11140,44
25Seabrook8 88040,45
26Northwood4 30220,46
27Plaistow7 73440,52
28Bedford22 887120,52
29New Ipswich5 40830,55
30Nottingham5 14930,58

Crime Score in All Cities in New Hampshire of February 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of New Hampshire cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Sugar Hill57900,00
2Carroll74000,00
3Pittsburg80700,00
4South Hampton82900,00
5Jackson85600,00
6Dalton86800,00
7New Castle98200,00
8Bath1 09300,00
9Center Harbor1 09900,00
10Washington1 10400,00
11Springfield1 34200,00
12Sandwich1 35800,00
13Woodstock1 36900,00
14Freedom1 56200,00
15Lisbon1 58300,00
16Alexandria1 62000,00
17Cornish1 62300,00
18Bradford1 71000,00
19Lyndeborough1 74000,00
20Middleton1 82700,00
21Madbury1 86800,00
22Holderness2 10900,00
23Newbury2 24500,00
24Fitzwilliam2 37300,00
25Grantham2 94600,00
26Warner2 95310,34
27Thornton2 51310,40
28East Kingston2 43010,41
29Tuftonboro2 41410,41
30Plainfield2 38110,42
31Kensington2 11810,47
32Colebrook2 11410,47
33Marlborough2 06810,48
34Ashland2 05310,49
35Lincoln1 77510,56
36Newfields1 73510,58
37Hancock1 65810,60
38Dublin1 53810,65
39Bennington1 51210,66
40Effingham1 48010,68
41Mason1 44110,69
42Bartlett2 80920,71
43Chichester2 70920,74
44Orford1 30210,77
45Mont Vernon2 60320,77
46Canterbury2 46820,81
47Hampton Falls2 38520,84
48Franconia1 11110,90
49Troy2 09120,96
50Deering1 96721,02
51Dunbarton2 87031,05
52New Durham2 70431,11
53Antrim2 70231,11
54Madison2 61331,15
55Rollinsford2 59131,16
56Gorham2 57931,16
57Sanbornton2 97541,34
58Webster1 96231,53
59Alstead1 93131,55
60New Hampton2 21641,81
61Whitefield2 20141,82
62Northumberland2 11141,89
63Bethlehem2 56951,95
64Waterville Valley24314,12
65Newington81056,17

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Sunapee3 48900,00
2Moultonborough4 17400,00
3Greenland4 19500,00
4Strafford4 20500,00
5Danville4 58400,00
6Fremont4 80300,00
7Brookline5 46100,00
8Rye5 46400,00
9Atkinson7 03700,00
10Hopkinton5 75910,17
11Deerfield4 56210,22
12Lee4 49410,22
13Candia3 94510,25
14Stratham7 47920,27
15Sandown6 50120,31
16New Boston5 85620,34
17Litchfield8 66030,35
18Auburn5 60820,36
19Epping7 11730,42
20Weare9 11140,44
21Seabrook8 88040,45
22Northwood4 30220,46
23Plaistow7 73440,52
24New Ipswich5 40830,55
25Nottingham5 14930,58
26Bow8 00450,62
27Wolfeboro6 40340,62
28Hollis7 97650,63
29Epsom4 77730,63
30Barnstead4 66830,64
31Barrington9 26360,65
32Tamworth3 07720,65
33North Hampton4 51230,66
34Gilford7 19750,69
35Loudon5 66040,71
36Kingston6 36250,79
37Hampstead8 66270,81
38Newmarket9 16180,87
39Newport6 34860,95
40Enfield4 56351,10
41Ossipee4 40151,14
42Farmington6 93281,15
43Hinsdale3 88851,29
44Northfield4 94071,42
45Plymouth6 755101,48
46Milton4 65271,50
47Campton3 30551,51
48Lancaster3 21951,55
49Wilton3 76861,59
50Charlestown4 99881,60
51Peterborough6 669111,65
52Pembroke7 240121,66
53Chester5 29591,70
54Gilmanton3 75471,86
55Alton5 339101,87
56Rindge6 308121,90
57Winchester4 19281,91
58Boscawen4 09581,95
59Bristol3 05761,96
60Hillsborough5 990122,00
61Wakefield5 789132,25
62Allenstown4 435102,25
63Henniker5 009122,40
64Meredith6 424162,49
65Belmont7 293192,61
66Littleton5 889162,72
67Tilton3 557123,37
68Haverhill4 568163,50
69Pittsfield4 142153,62

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Merrimack26 02840,15
2Amherst11 34430,26
3Windham14 87650,34
4Durham16 81060,36
5Bedford22 887120,52
6Hanover11 53170,61
7Milford16 121110,68
8Pelham14 198100,70
9Hudson25 695190,74
10Londonderry26 567200,75
11Hooksett14 554120,82
12Salem29 612250,84
13Goffstown18 163180,99
14Lebanon13 661161,17
15Somersworth11 979151,25
16Portsmouth21 951281,28
17Raymond10 475141,34
18Exeter15 425281,82
19Keene22 999421,83
20Hampton15 616311,99
21Conway10 287222,14
22Berlin10 230222,15
23Laconia16 534372,24

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Dover31 950250,78
2Derry33 672330,98
3Nashua89 5861291,44
4Concord43 509651,49
5Rochester31 527942,98
6Manchester112 8956786,01

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