Reported Annual Crime In Amherst

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime135n/a (estimate)1,1981,7112,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.35.3
Rape1n/a8.943.640.4
Robbery0n/a0.032.0102.8
Assault2n/a17.7120.7248.5
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)27198386
Burglary16n/a141.9222.0468.9
Theft115n/a1,020.21,225.71,745.0
Vehicle theft1n/a8.965.3236.9
Property crime132n/a (estimate)1,1711,5132,451

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Amherst is 58% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.28 daily crimes that occur in Amherst.
  • Amherst is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Amherst you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Amherst has decreased by 30%.

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Daily Crime In Amherst (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Amherst

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Amherst is 1 in 3758
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Amherst is 1 in 86
The chance of being a victim of crime in Amherst is 1 in 84

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 Hampshire2,288178222
There are a total of 2,288 sex offenders in New Hampshire. This yields a total of 178 sex offenders in New Hampshire per 100,000 residents which is 20% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Townsend, MA1,413156480636
Greenville, NH1,10492704797
East Pepperell, MA1,841164678842
Wilton, NH93581785867
Londonderry, NH11,04986786873
Pepperell, MA2,417196719915
East Merrimack, NH3,920112854966
Amherst, NH670271,1711,198

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Finzel, MD6706723,2513,923
Swifton, AR670134401535
Linn Valley, KS6704583,2503,708
Parkway Village, KY6701991,8822,082
Mulberry Grove, IL6706863,2263,913
Amherst, NH670271,1711,198
Source: The Amherst, NH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.