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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 peopleGoffstown/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime135n/a (estimate)7351,1372,324
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)93126370
Vehicle theft6n/a32.766.5282.7
Property crime118n/a (estimate)6421,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Goffstown, NH

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Goffstown is 68.4% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Goffstown, there were 17 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 93 per 100,000 individuals, 75% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 118 property crimes, amounting to 642 per 100,000 residents, 67.1% lower than the U.S. average.

Boasting a crime rate of 735, well below the national average of 2324, Goffstown emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Goffstown to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

Goffstown distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 93 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Goffstown among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In the most recently reported crime year, Goffstown registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Goffstown, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 642, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

Is Goffstown a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Goffstown is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Goffstown has a total crime rate that is 68% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.37 daily crimes (0.05 violent daily crimes and 0.32 daily property crimes) in Goffstown.

Has Crime in Goffstown 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 Goffstown 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 Goffstown has decreased by 4.9% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 5.6% and property crime has decreased by 4.8%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Goffstown

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Goffstown, 89.1% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

In Goffstown, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 2.43 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

In Goffstown, the average rental rates are $973 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.

Goffstown crime map

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

  • Goffstown crime rates are 68% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Goffstown are 75% lower than the national average
  • In Goffstown you have a 1 in 137 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Goffstown is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Goffstown has decreased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In Goffstown (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Goffstown

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Goffstown is 1 in 1081
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Goffstown is 1 in 156
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Goffstown is 1 in 137

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

        Goffstown police department

        Item Goffstown New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)431,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.43.3
        There are a total of 43 Goffstown police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.2% greater than the New Hampshire average and 25.4% 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
        Milford, NH8,64443349392
        Contoocook, NH1,35345361406
        Henniker, NH2,566153443596
        East Merrimack, NH4,78671571642
        Londonderry, NH12,053121691812
        Amherst, NH65634825859
        Wilton, NH1,203275626901
        Goffstown, NH2,84893642735

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        Goffstown, NH2,84893642735
        Source: The Goffstown, 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.