Reported Annual Crime In Dover

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDover/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime388n/a (estimate)1,2281,4222,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDover/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a12.71.55.0
Rape11n/a34.839.442.6
Robbery4n/a12.726.586.2
Assault16n/a50.6105.8246.8
Violent crime35n/a (estimate)111173381
Burglary24n/a75.9136.2376.0
Theft318n/a1,006.31,048.21,594.6
Vehicle theft11n/a34.864.1228.9
Property crime353n/a (estimate)1,1171,2492,200
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Dover, NH is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 14% lower than the average of crimes committed in New Hampshire. It is also 52% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Dover, NH shows a crime rate that is 36% lower than the New Hampshire average. The crime rate is also 71% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Dover, NH is shown to be 11% lower than the New Hampshire average and 49% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Dover is 52% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.36 daily crimes that occur in Dover.
  • Dover is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Dover you have a 1 in 82 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Dover has decreased by 17%.

Compare Dover, NH Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Dover (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Dover, NH per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for New Hampshire and on a national scale. In Dover, NH the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.16 times less than the New Hampshire average and 2.10 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Dover, NH is 1.56 times less than the New Hampshire average and 3.44 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Dover, NH has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.12 times less than the New Hampshire average and 1.97 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Dover (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Dover, NH compared to every other city in New Hampshire as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Dover, NH ranks safer than 68% of every city located within New Hampshire along with 77% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in New Hampshire and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Dover, NH. As a result, Dover, NH is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dover

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dover is 1 in 903
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dover is 1 in 90
The chance of being a victim of crime in Dover is 1 in 82
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Dover, NH? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Dover, NH you have a 1 in 903 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 90 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 82 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Dover, NH.

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

The year over year crime rate for Dover, NH is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Dover, NH has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 26% in Dover, NH, while property crimes in Dover, NH have decreased by 16%. Crimes in total for Dover, NH have decreased by 17% year over year.

Dover police department

ItemDoverNew HampshireNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)661,969558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.43.3
There are a total of 66 Dover police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.9% less than the New Hampshire average and 32.8% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in New Hampshire

StateTotal offendersNew Hampshire /100KNational /100K
New Hampshire2,288178222
There are a total of 2,288 sex offenders in New Hampshire. This yields a total of 178 sex offenders in New Hampshire per 100,000 residents which is 20% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kittery Point, ME1,07816191206
Newfields, NH32358173230
York Harbor, ME2,88518213231
Cape Neddick, ME2,57718213231
Durham, NH10,66665315381
South Eliot, ME3,66331372402
North Berwick, ME1,7640489489
Dover, NH30,7501111,1171,228

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
New Iberia, LA30,7177054,2934,998
Brooklyn Center, MN30,7853763,4213,797
Holladay, UT30,7931011,0271,128
Long Branch, NJ30,7054032,0782,481
Oceanside, NY30,8132309471,177
Dover, NH30,7501111,1171,228
Source: The Dover, NH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.
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