Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleLebanon/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime296n/a (estimate)1,8851,1372,324
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)159126370
Vehicle theft8n/a50.966.5282.7
Property crime271n/a (estimate)1,7261,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lebanon, 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 Lebanon is 18.9% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 25 violent crimes reported in Lebanon, equivalent to 159 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 57%. Additionally, Lebanon recorded 271 property crimes, amounting to 1726 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 11.7%.

In the most recently reported crime year, Lebanon 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.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Lebanon is very similar to the national average. Lebanon had a property crime rate of 1726, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Lebanon?

What do the local residents think about crime in Lebanon? Well, based on a recent survey of 6 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 50% of Lebanon residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 50% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Lebanon a Safe Place to Live?

Is Lebanon a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Lebanon has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 19%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.81 daily incidents, encompassing 0.07 violent crimes and 0.74 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Lebanon as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Lebanon Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Lebanon. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Lebanon has increased by 5%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 25%, while property crime has increased by 3.4%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Lebanon.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lebanon

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Lebanon crime rates. The population density in Lebanon is 340.4 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Lebanon, there are 3.58 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Lebanon stands at $261,900, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Lebanon crime map

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

  • Lebanon crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lebanon are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Lebanon you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lebanon is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lebanon has decreased by 7%

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        Daily Crime In Lebanon (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Lebanon, per 100,000 residents. In Lebanon, the total number of daily crimes is 1.66 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.23 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Lebanon are 1.27 times more than the New Hampshire average and 2.32 times less than the national average. For property crime, Lebanon has a daily crime rate that is 1.71 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.13 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Lebanon (higher is better)

        Is Lebanon 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 Lebanon to other cities in the state and across the country, Lebanon is 18% safer than other cities of New Hampshire and 53% safer than other cities in the nation. Lebanon has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lebanon

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lebanon is 1 in 629
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lebanon is 1 in 58
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lebanon is 1 in 54
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Lebanon? In Lebanon, you have a 1 in 629 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 58. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Lebanon, NH is 1 in 54.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Lebanon is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Lebanon has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 10% in Lebanon, while property crimes in Lebanon have decreased by 9%. Total crime has decreased by 7% year over year.

        Lebanon police department

        Item Lebanon New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)471,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.62.43.3
        There are a total of 47 Lebanon police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 49.1% greater than the New Hampshire average and 10% greater 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
        Enfield, NH2,0590308308
        New London, NH1,364115367482
        Plainfield, NH2650519519
        Wilder, VT3,14669518587
        Canaan, NH26426576602
        Hanover, NH8,74485518603
        Norwich, VT62127679706
        Lebanon, NH13,7181591,7261,885

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lake Arbor, MD13,7203501,4371,787
        Glenn Dale, MD13,7222941,2091,503
        Waimalu, HI13,7142652,4852,750
        Beacon, NY13,7231029691,071
        Moberly, MO13,7102571,5431,800
        Lebanon, NH13,7181591,7261,885
        Source: The Lebanon, 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.