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 peopleLisbon/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime25n/a (estimate)1,5141,1372,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)121126370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.066.5282.7
Property crime23n/a (estimate)1,3931,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lisbon, NH

The Lisbon crime rates are 34.9% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 2 violent crimes in Lisbon (121 per 100,000 people), which is 67.2% lower than the national average and there were a total of 23 property crimes (1393 per 100,000 residents) which is 28.7% lower than average.

Lisbon showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

The United States faces a global challenge with vehicle theft rates, averaging around 300 incidents per 100,000 individuals. Interestingly, only a limited proportion, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to not report any stolen vehicles. In the latest crime report, Lisbon was among these cities, with no reported vehicle thefts, reaffirming its commitment to safety and security.

Is Lisbon a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Lisbon a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Lisbon crime rate is 35% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.07 crimes per day - 0.01 violent crimes and 0.06 property crimes.

Has Crime in Lisbon Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Lisbon. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Lisbon has increased by 8.7%. Violent crimes have decreased by 33.3%, while property crimes have increased by 15%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lisbon

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Lisbon crime rates. In Lisbon, the poverty rate stands at 14.2%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Lisbon, 83.9% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, 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 Lisbon, the cost of living is 2.6% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Lisbon crime map

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

  • Lisbon crime rates are 35% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lisbon are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Lisbon you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lisbon is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lisbon has increased by 4%

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        Daily Crime In Lisbon (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lisbon

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lisbon is 1 in 826
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lisbon is 1 in 72
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lisbon is 1 in 67

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

        Lisbon police department

        Item Lisbon New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)41,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.43.3
        There are a total of 4 Lisbon police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.7% greater than the New Hampshire average and 22.8% 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
        Whitefield, NH1,20239312351
        Bradford, VT92535425461
        Littleton, NH4,29433660693
        North Woodstock, NH5801551,2441,399
        North Haverhill, NH1,1551651,3271,492
        Mountain Lakes, NH6431671,3381,505
        Woodsville, NH1,1521881,5111,700
        Lisbon, NH8431211,3931,514

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        Roland, AR8435612,1342,695
        Hydetown, PA8434062,1502,556
        Lisbon, NH8431211,3931,514
        Source: The Lisbon, 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.