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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 47%
Property crime 11%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKeene/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime606n/a (estimate)2,6501,4222,580
Murder0n/a0.01.55.0
Rape13n/a56.839.442.6
Robbery9n/a39.426.586.2
Assault24n/a104.9105.8246.8
Violent crime46n/a (estimate)201173381
Burglary38n/a166.2136.2376.0
Theft511n/a2,234.41,048.21,594.6
Vehicle theft11n/a48.164.1228.9
Property crime560n/a (estimate)2,4491,2492,200

Key findings

  • Keene crime rates are 3% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Keene are 47% lower than the national average
  • In Keene you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Keene is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Keene has decreased by 16%

Keene crime map

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The Keene crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Keene as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Keene crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Keene (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Keene for every 100,000 residents. The Keene total amount of daily crime is 1.86 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.03 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Keene, is 1.16 times more than the New Hampshire average, and it is 1.89 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Keene has a daily crime average that is 1.96 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.11 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Keene (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Keene in comparison to other New Hampshire communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Keene safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Keene being safer than 12% of cities in New Hampshire and 42% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking New Hampshire cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Keene. In conclusion, Keene ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Keene

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Keene is 1 in 498
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Keene is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Keene is 1 in 38
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Keene, New Hampshire you have a 1 in 498 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 41 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Keene.

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

      A good indicator of whether Keene is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Keene has decreased by 14%, while the property crime rate in Keene has decreased by 16% year over year. The number of total crimes in Keene has decreased by 16% year over year.

      Keene police department

      ItemKeeneNew HampshireNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)551,969558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.43.3
      There are a total of 55 Keene police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2% less than the New Hampshire average and 27.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in New Hampshire

      StateTotal offendersNew Hampshire /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Marlborough, NH1,0090584584
      West Swanzey, NH1,25083601685
      Jaffrey, NH2,5373067071,013
      Winchester, NH1,870721,0581,130
      Troy, NH1,142481,1101,158
      Walpole, NH4011571,1331,290
      Putney, VT4241601,1921,352
      Keene, NH23,5372012,4492,650

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Faribault, MN23,5303231,7772,100
      Kingston, NY23,5063032,0672,370
      Old Bridge, NJ23,5692061,3881,594
      Cloverleaf, TX23,5055803,3393,919
      Bainbridge Island, WA23,5761019781,079
      Keene, NH23,5372012,4492,650
      Source: The Keene, 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.