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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 98%
Property crime 67%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime75n/a (estimate)6571,2452,346
Murder0n/a0.00.96.5
Rape1n/a8.839.738.4
Robbery0n/a0.020.573.9
Assault0n/a0.085.3279.7
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)9146388
Burglary5n/a43.8103.3314.2
Theft65n/a569.5919.11,398.0
Vehicle theft4n/a35.076.4246.0
Property crime74n/a (estimate)6481,0991,958

Key findings

  • Amherst crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Amherst are 98% lower than the national average
  • In Amherst you have a 1 in 153 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Amherst is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Amherst has decreased by 33%

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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 11415
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Amherst is 1 in 155
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Amherst is 1 in 153

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bennington, NH33766264329
      Wilton, NH93553421474
      Greenville, NH1,10468512580
      Pepperell, MA2,417140446586
      Townsend, MA1,413189399589
      East Pepperell, MA1,841134457592
      Londonderry, NH11,04956634690
      Amherst, NH6709648657

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Swifton, AR67001,6531,653
      Anthon, IA6703972,2172,613
      East Cape Girardeau, IL6706742,4673,141
      Mulberry Grove, IL6706712,4553,125
      Linn Valley, KS6705122,6513,163
      Amherst, NH6709648657
      Source: The Amherst, NH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.