A
36%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
63%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
31%
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 peopleConcord/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime661n/a (estimate)1,4921,1372,324
Murder3n/a6.81.86.3
Rape16n/a36.139.640.0
Robbery14n/a31.616.166.1
Assault28n/a63.268.1268.2
Violent crime61n/a (estimate)138126370
Burglary22n/a49.773.5269.8
Theft538n/a1,214.3871.01,401.9
Vehicle theft40n/a90.366.5282.7
Property crime600n/a (estimate)1,3541,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Concord, 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 Concord is 35.8% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 61 violent crimes reported in Concord, equivalent to 138 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 62.8%. Additionally, Concord recorded 600 property crimes, amounting to 1354 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 30.7%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Concord?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Concord residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 7 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 43% of Concord residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 57% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Concord a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Concord, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Concord presents a total crime rate that is 36% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Concord experiences an average of 1.81 daily crimes, comprising 0.17 violent incidents and 1.64 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord has decreased by 17.4% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 1.7% and property crime has decreased by 18.9%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Concord

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Concord crime rates. In Concord, the poverty rate stands at 9.2%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

Concord has a population density of 680.1 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Concord crime rates.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Concord, the cost of living is 15.61% higher than the national average.

Concord crime map



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

  • Concord crime rates are 36% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Concord are 63% lower than the national average
  • In Concord you have a 1 in 68 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Concord is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Concord has decreased by 18%

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        Daily Crime In Concord (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Concord for every 100,000 residents. The Concord total amount of daily crime is 1.31 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.56 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Concord, is 1.10 times more than the New Hampshire average, and it is 2.69 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Concord has a daily crime average that is 1.34 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.44 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Concord (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Concord, New Hampshire compared to other areas of New Hampshire, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Concord safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Concord is safer than 28% of New Hampshire cities, and 60% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in New Hampshire, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Concord. At this time, Concord sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Concord

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Concord is 1 in 727
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Concord is 1 in 74
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Concord is 1 in 68
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Concord, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 727. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 74 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Concord is 1 in 68.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Concord is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Concord has increased by 1% and the rate of property crime in Concord has decreased by 19%. The total crime rate in Concord has decreased by 18% year to year.

        Concord police department

        Item Concord New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)901,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.43.3
        There are a total of 90 Concord police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.3% less than the New Hampshire average and 35.4% 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
        Contoocook, NH1,35345361406
        Loudon, NH83035502536
        Henniker, NH2,566153443596
        Warner, NH63834674707
        Goffstown, NH2,84893642735
        Pittsfield, NH1,464337554890
        South Hooksett, NH5,911104831935
        Concord, NH43,5031381,3541,492

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        Moorhead, MN43,4094122,2432,655
        Channelview, TX43,3786083,2393,847
        Salem, MA43,3501871,1841,372
        Concord, NH43,5031381,3541,492
        Source: The Concord, 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.