Safest Places to Live in Vermont 2021

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Last Update: January 21, 2021 Living

Located in the New England region of the northeastern United States, the Green Mountain State is bordered by Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and the Canadian province of Quebec.

With approximately 624,000 residents, Vermont is the second least populous state, but it is also the sixth smallest state by area. Its capital is Montpelier, while the largest city is Burlington, which has around 43,000 residents. Vermont is well known for its production of maple syrup.

After being home to indigenous people for centuries, Vermont was claimed by the French. After that, it became a British territory and then became an independent state in 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. In 1791, Vermont was the first state to join the Union after the original thirteen colonies.

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 that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

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

10 Safest Places in Vermont 2021

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Shelburne 7 857 1 0,13
2 Stowe 4 452 1 0,22
3 Richmond 4 178 1 0,24
4 Bristol 3 883 1 0,26
5 Norwich 3 307 1 0,30
6 Castleton 4 507 3 0,67
7 Barre Town 7 679 6 0,78
8 Williston 10 026 8 0,80
9 Essex 22 213 19 0,86
10 Windsor 3 324 3 0,90

Crime Score in All Cities in Vermont 2021

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Vermont 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
  • Over 10,000 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 Winhall 731 0 0,00
2 Killington 757 0 0,00
3 Brighton 1 184 0 0,00
4 Bradford 2 701 0 0,00
5 Pittsford 2 786 0 0,00
6 Royalton 2 864 0 0,00
7 Woodstock 2 925 2 0,68
8 Weathersfield 2 753 2 0,73
9 Thetford 2 545 2 0,79
10 Fair Haven 2 554 4 1,57
11 Hardwick 2 852 5 1,75
12 Vergennes 2 596 5 1,93
13 Bellows Falls 2 988 7 2,34
14 Lyndonville 1 160 3 2,59
15 Dover 1 057 3 2,84
16 Berlin 2 789 9 3,23
17 Wilmington 1 801 6 3,33
18 Ludlow 1 876 7 3,73

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Shelburne 7 857 1 0,13
2 Stowe 4 452 1 0,22
3 Richmond 4 178 1 0,24
4 Bristol 3 883 1 0,26
5 Norwich 3 307 1 0,30
6 Castleton 4 507 3 0,67
7 Barre Town 7 679 6 0,78
8 Windsor 3 324 3 0,90
9 Hinesburg 4 601 5 1,09
10 Manchester 4 242 6 1,41
11 Montpelier 7 386 11 1,49
12 Swanton 6 595 10 1,52
13 Brandon 3 744 6 1,60
14 Rutland Town 4 096 7 1,71
15 Middlebury 8 776 16 1,82
16 Chester 3 018 6 1,99
17 Northfield 5 990 13 2,17
18 St. Johnsbury 7 158 17 2,37
19 Morristown 5 465 14 2,56
20 Springfield 8 900 25 2,81
21 Winooski 7 346 23 3,13
22 Hartford 9 654 38 3,94
23 Barre 8 551 64 7,48
24 St. Albans 6 800 51 7,50
25 Newport 4 216 34 8,06

Over 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Williston 10 026 8 0,80
2 Essex 22 213 19 0,86
3 Milton 11 064 11 0,99
4 South Burlington 19 687 22 1,12
5 Colchester 17 548 26 1,48
6 Burlington 42 958 174 4,05
7 Brattleboro 11 401 48 4,21
8 Bennington 14 912 63 4,22
9 Rutland 15 191 67 4,41

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?

How safe do you feel?

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