Safest Places to Live in New Hampshire 2021

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Last Update: September 5, 2021 Living

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 2021

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Sunapee 3 489 0 0,00
2 Moultonborough 4 174 0 0,00
3 Greenland 4 195 0 0,00
4 Strafford 4 205 0 0,00
5 Danville 4 584 0 0,00
6 Fremont 4 803 0 0,00
7 Brookline 5 461 0 0,00
8 Rye 5 464 0 0,00
9 Atkinson 7 037 0 0,00
10 Merrimack 26 028 4 0,15
11 Hopkinton 5 759 1 0,17
12 Deerfield 4 562 1 0,22
13 Lee 4 494 1 0,22
14 Candia 3 945 1 0,25
15 Amherst 11 344 3 0,26
16 Stratham 7 479 2 0,27
17 Sandown 6 501 2 0,31
18 Windham 14 876 5 0,34
19 New Boston 5 856 2 0,34
20 Litchfield 8 660 3 0,35
21 Auburn 5 608 2 0,36
22 Durham 16 810 6 0,36
23 Epping 7 117 3 0,42
24 Weare 9 111 4 0,44
25 Seabrook 8 880 4 0,45
26 Northwood 4 302 2 0,46
27 Plaistow 7 734 4 0,52
28 Bedford 22 887 12 0,52
29 New Ipswich 5 408 3 0,55
30 Nottingham 5 149 3 0,58

Crime Score in All Cities in New Hampshire 2021

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:
1 Sugar Hill 579 0 0,00
2 Carroll 740 0 0,00
3 Pittsburg 807 0 0,00
4 South Hampton 829 0 0,00
5 Jackson 856 0 0,00
6 Dalton 868 0 0,00
7 New Castle 982 0 0,00
8 Bath 1 093 0 0,00
9 Center Harbor 1 099 0 0,00
10 Washington 1 104 0 0,00
11 Springfield 1 342 0 0,00
12 Sandwich 1 358 0 0,00
13 Woodstock 1 369 0 0,00
14 Freedom 1 562 0 0,00
15 Lisbon 1 583 0 0,00
16 Alexandria 1 620 0 0,00
17 Cornish 1 623 0 0,00
18 Bradford 1 710 0 0,00
19 Lyndeborough 1 740 0 0,00
20 Middleton 1 827 0 0,00
21 Madbury 1 868 0 0,00
22 Holderness 2 109 0 0,00
23 Newbury 2 245 0 0,00
24 Fitzwilliam 2 373 0 0,00
25 Grantham 2 946 0 0,00
26 Warner 2 953 1 0,34
27 Thornton 2 513 1 0,40
28 East Kingston 2 430 1 0,41
29 Tuftonboro 2 414 1 0,41
30 Plainfield 2 381 1 0,42
31 Kensington 2 118 1 0,47
32 Colebrook 2 114 1 0,47
33 Marlborough 2 068 1 0,48
34 Ashland 2 053 1 0,49
35 Lincoln 1 775 1 0,56
36 Newfields 1 735 1 0,58
37 Hancock 1 658 1 0,60
38 Dublin 1 538 1 0,65
39 Bennington 1 512 1 0,66
40 Effingham 1 480 1 0,68
41 Mason 1 441 1 0,69
42 Bartlett 2 809 2 0,71
43 Chichester 2 709 2 0,74
44 Orford 1 302 1 0,77
45 Mont Vernon 2 603 2 0,77
46 Canterbury 2 468 2 0,81
47 Hampton Falls 2 385 2 0,84
48 Franconia 1 111 1 0,90
49 Troy 2 091 2 0,96
50 Deering 1 967 2 1,02
51 Dunbarton 2 870 3 1,05
52 New Durham 2 704 3 1,11
53 Antrim 2 702 3 1,11
54 Madison 2 613 3 1,15
55 Rollinsford 2 591 3 1,16
56 Gorham 2 579 3 1,16
57 Sanbornton 2 975 4 1,34
58 Webster 1 962 3 1,53
59 Alstead 1 931 3 1,55
60 New Hampton 2 216 4 1,81
61 Whitefield 2 201 4 1,82
62 Northumberland 2 111 4 1,89
63 Bethlehem 2 569 5 1,95
64 Waterville Valley 243 1 4,12
65 Newington 810 5 6,17

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Sunapee 3 489 0 0,00
2 Moultonborough 4 174 0 0,00
3 Greenland 4 195 0 0,00
4 Strafford 4 205 0 0,00
5 Danville 4 584 0 0,00
6 Fremont 4 803 0 0,00
7 Brookline 5 461 0 0,00
8 Rye 5 464 0 0,00
9 Atkinson 7 037 0 0,00
10 Hopkinton 5 759 1 0,17
11 Deerfield 4 562 1 0,22
12 Lee 4 494 1 0,22
13 Candia 3 945 1 0,25
14 Stratham 7 479 2 0,27
15 Sandown 6 501 2 0,31
16 New Boston 5 856 2 0,34
17 Litchfield 8 660 3 0,35
18 Auburn 5 608 2 0,36
19 Epping 7 117 3 0,42
20 Weare 9 111 4 0,44
21 Seabrook 8 880 4 0,45
22 Northwood 4 302 2 0,46
23 Plaistow 7 734 4 0,52
24 New Ipswich 5 408 3 0,55
25 Nottingham 5 149 3 0,58
26 Bow 8 004 5 0,62
27 Wolfeboro 6 403 4 0,62
28 Hollis 7 976 5 0,63
29 Epsom 4 777 3 0,63
30 Barnstead 4 668 3 0,64
31 Barrington 9 263 6 0,65
32 Tamworth 3 077 2 0,65
33 North Hampton 4 512 3 0,66
34 Gilford 7 197 5 0,69
35 Loudon 5 660 4 0,71
36 Kingston 6 362 5 0,79
37 Hampstead 8 662 7 0,81
38 Newmarket 9 161 8 0,87
39 Newport 6 348 6 0,95
40 Enfield 4 563 5 1,10
41 Ossipee 4 401 5 1,14
42 Farmington 6 932 8 1,15
43 Hinsdale 3 888 5 1,29
44 Northfield 4 940 7 1,42
45 Plymouth 6 755 10 1,48
46 Milton 4 652 7 1,50
47 Campton 3 305 5 1,51
48 Lancaster 3 219 5 1,55
49 Wilton 3 768 6 1,59
50 Charlestown 4 998 8 1,60
51 Peterborough 6 669 11 1,65
52 Pembroke 7 240 12 1,66
53 Chester 5 295 9 1,70
54 Gilmanton 3 754 7 1,86
55 Alton 5 339 10 1,87
56 Rindge 6 308 12 1,90
57 Winchester 4 192 8 1,91
58 Boscawen 4 095 8 1,95
59 Bristol 3 057 6 1,96
60 Hillsborough 5 990 12 2,00
61 Wakefield 5 789 13 2,25
62 Allenstown 4 435 10 2,25
63 Henniker 5 009 12 2,40
64 Meredith 6 424 16 2,49
65 Belmont 7 293 19 2,61
66 Littleton 5 889 16 2,72
67 Tilton 3 557 12 3,37
68 Haverhill 4 568 16 3,50
69 Pittsfield 4 142 15 3,62

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Merrimack 26 028 4 0,15
2 Amherst 11 344 3 0,26
3 Windham 14 876 5 0,34
4 Durham 16 810 6 0,36
5 Bedford 22 887 12 0,52
6 Hanover 11 531 7 0,61
7 Milford 16 121 11 0,68
8 Pelham 14 198 10 0,70
9 Hudson 25 695 19 0,74
10 Londonderry 26 567 20 0,75
11 Hooksett 14 554 12 0,82
12 Salem 29 612 25 0,84
13 Goffstown 18 163 18 0,99
14 Lebanon 13 661 16 1,17
15 Somersworth 11 979 15 1,25
16 Portsmouth 21 951 28 1,28
17 Raymond 10 475 14 1,34
18 Exeter 15 425 28 1,82
19 Keene 22 999 42 1,83
20 Hampton 15 616 31 1,99
21 Conway 10 287 22 2,14
22 Berlin 10 230 22 2,15
23 Laconia 16 534 37 2,24

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Dover 31 950 25 0,78
2 Derry 33 672 33 0,98
3 Nashua 89 586 129 1,44
4 Concord 43 509 65 1,49
5 Rochester 31 527 94 2,98
6 Manchester 112 895 678 6,01

How safe do you feel?

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