Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent 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 peopleLaconia/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime495n/a (estimate)2,8931,1372,324
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)146126370
Vehicle theft18n/a105.266.5282.7
Property crime470n/a (estimate)2,7471,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Laconia, 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 Laconia is 24.5% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 25 violent crimes reported in Laconia, equivalent to 146 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 60.5%. Additionally, Laconia recorded 470 property crimes, amounting to 2747 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 40.6%.

During the most recently reported crime year, Laconia 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.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Laconia?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Laconia residents. Out of the respondents (5 in total), 40% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Laconia were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 60% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Laconia a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Laconia is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Laconia has an overall crime rate that is 24% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.36 daily occurrences, comprising 0.07 violent crimes and 1.29 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Laconia as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Laconia Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Laconia has increased by 11.5%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Laconia, 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 decreased by 30.6%, while property crime has increased by 15.2%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Laconia is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Laconia

In Laconia, the poverty rate currently stands at 11.2%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Laconia crime rates.

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 Laconia, 84.3% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Laconia, the cost of living is 11.62% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Laconia crime map

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

  • Laconia crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Laconia are 60% lower than the national average
  • In Laconia you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Laconia is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Laconia has increased by 10%

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        Daily Crime In Laconia (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Laconia, per 100,000 residents. In Laconia, the total number of daily crimes is 2.55 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.24 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Laconia are 1.16 times more than the New Hampshire average and 2.53 times less than the national average. For property crime, Laconia has a daily crime rate that is 2.72 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.41 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Laconia (higher is better)

        Is Laconia safe in comparison to other cities in the state of New Hampshire as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Laconia to other cities in the state and across the country, Laconia is 4% safer than other cities of New Hampshire and 44% safer than other cities in the nation. Laconia has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Laconia

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Laconia is 1 in 685
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Laconia is 1 in 37
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Laconia is 1 in 35
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Laconia? In Laconia, NH you have a 1 in 685 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 37 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Laconia.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Laconia, NH is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Laconia has decreased by 31%, while the property crime rate in Laconia has increased by 14% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Laconia has increased by 10% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Laconia police department

        Item Laconia New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)471,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.43.3
        There are a total of 47 Laconia police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.4% greater than the New Hampshire average and 9.7% 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
        Alton, NH170116529644
        Wolfeboro, NH3,35275626700
        Tilton Northfield, NH2,79578628707
        Melvin Village, NH93108870979
        New Hampton, NH32682904986
        Bristol, NH1,970919391,029
        Meredith, NH2,651881,0611,149
        Laconia, NH16,5841462,7472,893

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        Easton, MD16,5891221,2241,346
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        Republic, MO16,57167760826
        Aberdeen, WA16,5714384,1704,608
        Lemay, MO16,5656212,9773,598
        Laconia, NH16,5841462,7472,893
        Source: The Laconia, 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.