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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 peopleLittleton/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime42n/a (estimate)6931,1372,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)33126370
Vehicle theft4n/a66.066.5282.7
Property crime40n/a (estimate)6601,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Littleton, NH

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Littleton crime rate is 70.2% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Littleton, there were 2 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 33 per 100,000 individuals, 91.1% lower than the national average. Additionally, Littleton recorded 40 property crimes, amounting to 660 per 100,000 residents, 66.2% lower than the U.S. average.

With a crime rate of 693, significantly below the national average of 2324, Littleton stands out as one of the safest places to reside in the United States. This distinction is primarily attributed to the calculation of total crimes, which encompasses both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

Littleton stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 33 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Littleton secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In the latest reported crime year, Littleton recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

The property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have shown a steady decrease of more than 50% since 1990, with a slight uptick in recent years. The most recent crime data reveals that Littleton records a property crime rate of 660 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the national average of 1954. This underscores Littleton as an exceptionally secure and attractive residential destination, highlighting its unwavering dedication to fostering safety and community well-being.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Littleton?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Littleton residents. Out of the respondents (8 in total), 88% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Littleton were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 13% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Littleton a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Littleton 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 Littleton crime rate is 70% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.12 crimes per day - 0.01 violent crimes and 0.11 property crimes.

Has Crime in Littleton Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Littleton has decreased by 56.3% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Littleton is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 85.7%, while property crime has decreased by 51.2%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Littleton.

Potential Causes for Crime in Littleton

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Littleton crime rates. For instance, in Littleton, the population density stands at 508 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

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 Littleton, the cost of living is 1.07% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Littleton, the average monthly rent stands at $731, while the national average is $949 per month.

Littleton crime map

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

      • Littleton crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Littleton are 91% lower than the national average
      • In Littleton you have a 1 in 145 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Littleton is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Littleton has decreased by 57%

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        Daily Crime In Littleton (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Littleton for every 100,000 residents. The Littleton total amount of daily crime is 1.64 times less than the New Hampshire average and 3.35 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Littleton, is 3.80 times less than the New Hampshire average, and it is 11.20 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Littleton has a daily crime average that is 1.53 times less than the New Hampshire average and 2.96 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Littleton (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Littleton to every other city in New Hampshire, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Littleton safe? The gauges above illustrate that Littleton is safer than 82% of every city located within New Hampshire along with 88% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in New Hampshire and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Littleton, NH is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Littleton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Littleton is 1 in 3029
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Littleton is 1 in 152
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Littleton is 1 in 145
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Littleton? If you reside in Littleton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 3029. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 152 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Littleton, is 1 in 145.

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

        Determining whether Littleton is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Littleton violent crime rates have decreased by 86%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 53% year over year. Total crimes for Littleton has decreased by 57% in the same time frame.

        Littleton police department

        Item Littleton New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)101,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.43.3
        There are a total of 10 Littleton police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.6% less than the New Hampshire average and 48.1% 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
        Lancaster, NH1,89262436499
        Mountain Lakes, NH6431671,3381,505
        Lisbon, NH8431211,3931,514
        Woodsville, NH1,1521881,5111,700
        Bethlehem, NH1,061392,1632,202
        Wells River, VT4092912,1872,478
        Littleton, NH4,29433660693

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        American Falls, ID4,2953008581,159
        West Reading, PA4,2932361,2511,488
        Littleton, NH4,29433660693
        Source: The Littleton, 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.