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30%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
78%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
21%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleBelmont/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime120n/a (estimate)1,6161,1372,324
Murder0n/a0.01.86.3
Rape4n/a53.939.640.0
Robbery0n/a0.016.166.1
Assault2n/a26.968.1268.2
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)81126370
Burglary7n/a94.373.5269.8
Theft98n/a1,319.9871.01,401.9
Vehicle theft9n/a121.266.5282.7
Property crime114n/a (estimate)1,5351,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Belmont, NH

The Belmont crime rates are 30.5% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 6 violent crimes in Belmont (81 per 100,000 people), which is 78.2% lower than the national average and there were a total of 114 property crimes (1535 per 100,000 residents) which is 21.4% lower than average.

With only 81 incidents per 100,000 people, Belmont boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Belmont has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Belmont reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Is Belmont a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Belmont, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Belmont presents a total crime rate that is 30% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Belmont experiences an average of 0.33 daily crimes, comprising 0.02 violent incidents and 0.31 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont has increased by 16.5% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 25% and property crime has increased by 20%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Belmont

Belmont has a poverty rate of 5.9, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Belmont crime rates. The population density in Belmont is 1011.3 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, 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 Belmont, the cost of living is 11.06% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Belmont crime map



The Belmont crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Belmont 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 Belmont crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Belmont 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

  • Belmont crime rates are 30% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Belmont are 78% lower than the national average
  • In Belmont you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Belmont is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Belmont has increased by 16%

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        Daily Crime In Belmont (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Belmont

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Belmont is 1 in 1238
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Belmont is 1 in 66
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Belmont is 1 in 62

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

        Belmont police department

        Item Belmont New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)171,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.43.3
        There are a total of 17 Belmont police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4% less than the New Hampshire average and 29.2% 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
        Contoocook, NH1,35345361406
        Loudon, NH83035502536
        Alton, NH170116529644
        Wolfeboro, NH3,35275626700
        Tilton Northfield, NH2,79578628707
        Pittsfield, NH1,464337554890
        New Hampton, NH32682904986
        Belmont, NH1,272811,5351,616

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Ashland, IL1,272132773905
        Big Bend, WI1,27280373452
        Bolivar, WV1,27254239293
        Norridgewock, ME1,27246544590
        Shawneetown, IL1,2721569131,069
        Belmont, NH1,272811,5351,616
        Source: The Belmont, 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.