Reported Annual Crime In Amherst

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime133n/a (estimate)1,1841,4222,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a8.91.55.0
Rape3n/a26.739.442.6
Robbery0n/a0.026.586.2
Assault2n/a17.8105.8246.8
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)53173381
Burglary5n/a44.5136.2376.0
Theft119n/a1,059.51,048.21,594.6
Vehicle theft3n/a26.764.1228.9
Property crime127n/a (estimate)1,1311,2492,200

Amherst crime map

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Amherst is 54% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.24 daily crimes that occur in Amherst.
  • Amherst is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Amherst you have a 1 in 85 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Amherst has decreased by 1%.

Compare Amherst, NH Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Amherst (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Amherst (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Amherst

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Amherst is 1 in 1873
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Amherst is 1 in 89
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Amherst is 1 in 85

      Year Over Year Crime In Amherst (per 100,000 people)

      Amherst police department

      ItemAmherstNew HampshireNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)171,969558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.43.3
      There are a total of 17 Amherst police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37% less than the New Hampshire average and 53.5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in New Hampshire

      StateTotal offendersNew Hampshire /100KNational /100K
      New Hampshire2,616204266
      There are a total of 2,616 sex offenders in New Hampshire. This yields a total of 204 sex offenders in New Hampshire per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pepperell, MA2,417106335441
      Townsend, MA1,41394500594
      Milford, NH9,13652607658
      Greenville, NH1,10481581662
      East Pepperell, MA1,841147549695
      East Merrimack, NH3,92098704802
      Wilton, NH93554756810
      Amherst, NH670531,1311,184

      Cities with similar population

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      Linn Valley, KS6705293,1763,705
      Doolittle, MO6701661,1631,329
      Finzel, MD6706682,8943,562
      Mulberry Grove, IL6706363,0433,680
      Swifton, AR6700678678
      Amherst, NH670531,1311,184
      Source: The Amherst, NH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.