B+
16%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
50%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
9%
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 peopleBerlin/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime190n/a (estimate)1,9551,1372,324
Murder0n/a0.01.86.3
Rape3n/a30.939.640.0
Robbery2n/a20.616.166.1
Assault13n/a133.868.1268.2
Violent crime18n/a (estimate)185126370
Burglary13n/a133.873.5269.8
Theft150n/a1,543.7871.01,401.9
Vehicle theft9n/a92.666.5282.7
Property crime172n/a (estimate)1,7701,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Berlin, 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 Berlin is 15.9% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 18 violent crimes reported in Berlin, equivalent to 185 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 49.9%. Additionally, Berlin recorded 172 property crimes, amounting to 1770 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 9.4%.

During the most recently reported crime year, Berlin experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Berlin is very similar to the national average. Berlin had a property crime rate of 1770, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Berlin?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Berlin. Based on the results of the surveys (10 responses), 20% of people felt that there was very little crime in Berlin and felt safe walking alone at night. While 80% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Berlin a Safe Place to Live?

Is Berlin a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Berlin has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 16%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.52 daily incidents, encompassing 0.05 violent crimes and 0.47 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Berlin as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Berlin Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Berlin has increased by 32.9%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Berlin, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 28.6%, while property crime has increased by 33.3%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Berlin is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Berlin

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Berlin crime rates. Berlin registers a population density of 163.4 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Berlin has a median home price of $85,100, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

In Berlin, the average rental rates are $673 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Berlin crime map



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

  • Berlin crime rates are 16% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Berlin are 50% lower than the national average
  • In Berlin you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Berlin is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Berlin has increased by 39%

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        Daily Crime In Berlin (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Berlin for every 100,000 residents. The Berlin total amount of daily crime is 1.72 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.19 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Berlin, is 1.47 times more than the New Hampshire average, and it is 2.00 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Berlin has a daily crime average that is 1.75 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.10 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Berlin (higher is better)

        How safe is Berlin, New Hampshire compared to other cities in New Hampshire and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Berlin is safer than 13% of the cities in New Hampshire and 49% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in New Hampshire and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Berlin. Overall, Berlin is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Berlin

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Berlin is 1 in 540
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Berlin is 1 in 57
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Berlin is 1 in 52
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Berlin? If you reside in Berlin, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 540. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 57 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Berlin, is 1 in 52.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Berlin, New Hampshire (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Berlin has increased by 34%, the amount of property crime in Berlin has increased by 39%, and the total amount of crime in Berlin has increased by 39% year over year.

        Berlin police department

        Item Berlin New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)301,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.02.43.3
        There are a total of 30 Berlin police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.6% greater than the New Hampshire average and 7.4% 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
        Gorham, NH1,9481892,9913,181
        Berlin, NH10,0251851,7701,955

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Rodeo, CA10,0234912,3012,793
        Westgate, FL10,0273382,0422,380
        Holmen, WI10,02318606624
        Plymouth, IN10,0293861,9462,331
        Paris, TN10,0213572,6232,979
        Berlin, NH10,0251851,7701,955
        Source: The Berlin, 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.