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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAshland/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime47n/a (estimate)2,3871,1372,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)51126370
Vehicle theft3n/a152.466.5282.7
Property crime46n/a (estimate)2,3361,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Ashland, NH

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Ashland is 2.7% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 1 violent crimes reported in Ashland, equivalent to 51 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 86.3%. Additionally, Ashland recorded 46 property crimes, amounting to 2336 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 19.5%.

In terms of the total Ashland crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in Ashland, revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

Ashland shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 51 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Ashland an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

In the latest reported crime year, Ashland recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

Is Ashland a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Ashland is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Ashland has an overall crime rate that is 3% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.13 daily occurrences, comprising 0 violent crimes and 0.13 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Ashland as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Ashland Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Ashland crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Ashland has increased by 6.8% year over year. Violent crime has didn't change by 0% and property crime has increased by 7%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Ashland

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Ashland, the cost of living is 6.34% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

In Ashland, the median home price stands at $148,600, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Ashland, the average monthly rent stands at $878, while the national average is $949 per month.

Ashland crime map

The Ashland crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ashland as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Ashland crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Ashland crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Ashland crime rates are 3% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ashland are 86% lower than the national average
  • In Ashland you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ashland is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ashland has increased by 12%

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ashland

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ashland is 1 in 1970
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ashland is 1 in 43
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Ashland is 1 in 42

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

        Ashland police department

        Item Ashland New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)41,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.43.3
        There are a total of 4 Ashland police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.6% less than the New Hampshire average and 40.7% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in New Hampshire

        State Total offenders New Hampshire /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        New Hampton, NH32682904986
        Bristol, NH1,970919391,029
        Meredith, NH2,651881,0611,149
        Center Sandwich, NH981391,1121,251
        Plymouth, NH4,2811951,3671,562
        Laconia, NH16,5841462,7472,893
        Ashland, NH1,630512,3362,387

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Westville, OK1,6302943,1593,453
        Justice, OK1,63088489577
        Prince George, VA1,6291238901,013
        Brass Castle, NJ1,62977537614
        Trumansburg, NY1,629174696870
        Ashland, NH1,630512,3362,387
        Source: The Ashland, NH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.