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Safest Places to Live in New Hampshire 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

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

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 a population of approximately 110,000.

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.

It seems that the New England region is rather safe. New Hampshire is another state in this area which saw a decrease in the violent crime rate in the period from 2016 to 2017. At the state level, it stayed the same as the year before, but it decreased by 0.6% per 100,000 people.

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, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

30 Safest Places in New Hampshire 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Candia 3 959 0 0,00
2 Strafford 4 132 0 0,00
3 Danville 4 595 0 0,00
4 Hopkinton 5 680 0 0,00
5 Hollis 7 851 0 0,00
6 Brentwood 4 740 1 0,21
7 New London 4 405 1 0,23
8 Hampstead 8 696 2 0,23
9 Merrimack 25 683 6 0,23
10 Greenland 4 139 1 0,24
11 Moultonborough 4 098 1 0,24
12 Bow 7 860 2 0,25
13 Sunapee 3 462 1 0,29
14 Sandown 6 501 2 0,31
15 Weare 8 990 3 0,33
16 Windham 14 811 5 0,34
17 Auburn 5 564 2 0,36
18 Atkinson 6 970 3 0,43
19 Northwood 4 326 2 0,46
20 Milford 15 497 8 0,52
21 New Boston 5 706 3 0,53
22 Bedford 22 640 12 0,53
23 Amherst 11 232 6 0,53
24 Wilton 3 704 2 0,54
25 Loudon 5 523 3 0,54
26 Newton 4 995 3 0,60
27 Durham 16 813 11 0,65
28 Barrington 9 122 6 0,66
29 Deerfield 4 536 3 0,66
30 Stratham 7 484 5 0,67

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Crime Score in All Cities in New Hampshire 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of New Hampshire cities.

It is obvious that 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 Waterville Valley 242 0 0,00
2 Sugar Hill 572 0 0,00
3 Pittsburg 806 0 0,00
4 Dalton 870 0 0,00
5 New Castle 988 0 0,00
6 Center Harbor 1 109 0 0,00
7 Springfield 1 329 0 0,00
8 Mason 1 422 0 0,00
9 Dublin 1 531 0 0,00
10 Freedom 1 532 0 0,00
11 Cornish 1 621 0 0,00
12 Lyndeborough 1 720 0 0,00
13 Madbury 1 850 0 0,00
14 Deering 1 938 0 0,00
15 Marlborough 2 054 0 0,00
16 East Kingston 2 437 0 0,00
17 Madison 2 561 0 0,00
18 Gorham 2 578 0 0,00
19 Chichester 2 661 0 0,00
20 Warner 2 924 1 0,34
21 Rollinsford 2 567 1 0,39
22 Thornton 2 492 1 0,40
23 Fitzwilliam 2 343 1 0,43
24 Newbury 2 211 1 0,45
25 Whitefield 2 201 1 0,45
26 Kensington 2 135 1 0,47
27 Troy 2 072 1 0,48
28 Ashland 2 056 1 0,49
29 Webster 1 923 1 0,52
30 Alstead 1 902 1 0,53
31 Middleton 1 820 1 0,55
32 Newfields 1 736 1 0,58
33 Lisbon 1 574 1 0,64
34 Grantham 2 954 2 0,68
35 Dunbarton 2 829 2 0,71
36 Bethlehem 2 550 2 0,78
37 Tuftonboro 2 372 2 0,84
38 New Hampton 2 215 2 0,90
39 Washington 1 103 1 0,91
40 Holderness 2 091 2 0,96
41 Bartlett 2 784 3 1,08
42 Mont Vernon 2 555 3 1,17
43 Bradford 1 690 2 1,18
44 South Hampton 827 1 1,21
45 Jackson 824 1 1,21
46 Hancock 1 639 2 1,22
47 Canterbury 2 434 3 1,23
48 Northumberland 2 112 3 1,42
49 Woodstock 1 362 2 1,47
50 Sandwich 1 332 2 1,50
51 Sanbornton 2 992 5 1,67
52 Franconia 1 101 2 1,82
53 Alexandria 1 611 3 1,86
54 Antrim 2 673 5 1,87
55 Effingham 1 458 3 2,06
56 New Durham 2 680 6 2,24
57 Lincoln 1 772 4 2,26
58 Colebrook 2 117 5 2,36
59 Newington 800 2 2,50
60 Hampton Falls 2 380 8 3,36
61 Bennington 1 483 6 4,05
62 Carroll 730 3 4,11

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Candia 3 959 0 0,00
2 Strafford 4 132 0 0,00
3 Danville 4 595 0 0,00
4 Hopkinton 5 680 0 0,00
5 Hollis 7 851 0 0,00
6 Brentwood 4 740 1 0,21
7 New London 4 405 1 0,23
8 Hampstead 8 696 2 0,23
9 Greenland 4 139 1 0,24
10 Moultonborough 4 098 1 0,24
11 Bow 7 860 2 0,25
12 Sunapee 3 462 1 0,29
13 Sandown 6 501 2 0,31
14 Weare 8 990 3 0,33
15 Auburn 5 564 2 0,36
16 Atkinson 6 970 3 0,43
17 Northwood 4 326 2 0,46
18 New Boston 5 706 3 0,53
19 Wilton 3 704 2 0,54
20 Loudon 5 523 3 0,54
21 Newton 4 995 3 0,60
22 Barrington 9 122 6 0,66
23 Deerfield 4 536 3 0,66
24 Stratham 7 484 5 0,67
25 Lee 4 435 3 0,68
26 Litchfield 8 535 6 0,70
27 Winchester 4 160 3 0,72
28 Peterborough 6 536 5 0,76
29 Kingston 6 308 5 0,79
30 Rindge 6 235 5 0,80
31 Epsom 4 707 4 0,85
32 Enfield 4 536 4 0,88
33 North Hampton 4 510 4 0,89
34 Plaistow 7 773 7 0,90
35 Rye 5 501 5 0,91
36 Chester 5 201 5 0,96
37 Nottingham 5 130 5 0,97
38 Tamworth 3 009 3 1,00
39 Farmington 6 902 7 1,01
40 Gilmanton 3 757 4 1,06
41 Milton 4 636 5 1,08
42 Gilford 7 216 8 1,11
43 Brookline 5 351 6 1,12
44 Littleton 5 872 7 1,19
45 Henniker 4 948 6 1,21
46 Fremont 4 821 6 1,24
47 Bristol 3 047 4 1,31
48 New Ipswich 5 302 7 1,32
49 Belmont 7 329 12 1,64
50 Newmarket 9 160 15 1,64
51 Alton 5 353 9 1,68
52 Pittsfield 4 101 7 1,71
53 Boscawen 4 022 7 1,74
54 Wakefield 5 708 10 1,75
55 Plymouth 6 722 12 1,79
56 Seabrook 8 941 16 1,79
57 Ossipee 4 335 8 1,85
58 Newport 6 347 12 1,89
59 Epping 7 114 15 2,11
60 Allenstown 4 365 10 2,29
61 Franklin 8 621 20 2,32
62 Meredith 6 446 15 2,33
63 Wolfeboro 6 286 15 2,39
64 Northfield 4 864 12 2,47
65 Lancaster 3 226 8 2,48
66 Tilton 3 581 9 2,51
67 Hinsdale 3 855 11 2,85
68 Pembroke 7 157 21 2,93
69 Hillsborough 5 936 18 3,03
70 Jaffrey 5 232 16 3,06
71 Haverhill 4 557 14 3,07
72 Charlestown 4 988 17 3,41
73 Campton 3 281 14 4,27
74 Barnstead 4 674 20 4,28

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Merrimack 25 683 6 0,23
2 Windham 14 811 5 0,34
3 Milford 15 497 8 0,52
4 Bedford 22 640 12 0,53
5 Amherst 11 232 6 0,53
6 Durham 16 813 11 0,65
7 Hanover 11 519 8 0,69
8 Pelham 13 795 13 0,94
9 Raymond 10 485 10 0,95
10 Exeter 15 305 15 0,98
11 Hudson 25 232 25 0,99
12 Salem 29 297 30 1,02
13 Hooksett 14 283 18 1,26
14 Goffstown 17 978 24 1,33
15 Londonderry 26 627 39 1,46
16 Berlin 10 263 16 1,56
17 Lebanon 13 578 22 1,62
18 Portsmouth 22 038 36 1,63
19 Conway 10 153 18 1,77
20 Keene 22 870 46 2,01
21 Hampton 15 679 34 2,17
22 Laconia 16 658 40 2,40
23 Somersworth 11 920 30 2,52
24 Claremont 12 930 58 4,49

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Dover 31 600 35 1,11
2 Derry 33 724 45 1,33
3 Nashua 88 596 124 1,40
4 Concord 43 071 103 2,39
5 Rochester 30 947 117 3,78
6 Manchester 111 422 661 5,93

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

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