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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 peopleMilford/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime64n/a (estimate)3921,1372,324
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)43126370
Vehicle theft4n/a24.566.5282.7
Property crime57n/a (estimate)3491,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Milford, NH

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Milford crime rate is lower than the national average by 83.1%. Specifically, there were 7 violent crimes in Milford, equivalent to 43 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 88.4%. Furthermore, Milford recorded 57 property crimes, amounting to 349 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 82.1%.

Milford has a crime rate of 392, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in Milford being one of the safest places to live across the United States. The crime rate is based on the total number of violent and property crimes per 100,000 people.

Milford stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 43 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Milford 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 most recently reported crime year, Milford 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.

Property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have exhibited a consistent decrease of about 50% since 1990, with a minor upturn observed in recent years. According to the latest crime data, Milford maintains a property crime rate of 349 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly below the national average of 1954. This serves as a strong indication of the status of Milford as a secure and desirable place to reside, emphasizing its commitment to safety and well-being within the community.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Milford?

What do the local residents think about crime in Milford? Well, based on a recent survey of 9 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 56% of Milford residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 44% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Milford a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Milford 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, Milford has an overall crime rate that is 83% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.18 daily occurrences, comprising 0.02 violent crimes and 0.16 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Milford as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Milford Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Milford. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Milford has decreased by 22.9%. Violent crimes have decreased by 53.3%, while property crimes have decreased by 16.2%. 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 Milford

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 Milford crime rates. The population density in Milford is 1521.3 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

In Milford, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1.98 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

The median home price in Milford is $238,500, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Milford crime map

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

  • Milford crime rates are 83% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Milford are 88% lower than the national average
  • In Milford you have a 1 in 256 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Milford is safer than 91% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Milford has decreased by 21%

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        Daily Crime In Milford (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Milford, per 100,000 residents. In Milford, the total number of daily crimes is 2.90 times less than the New Hampshire average and 5.93 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Milford are 2.93 times less than the New Hampshire average and 8.63 times less than the national average. For property crime, Milford has a daily crime rate that is 2.90 times less than the New Hampshire average and 5.60 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Milford (higher is better)

        How safe is Milford, New Hampshire compared to other cities in New Hampshire and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Milford is safer than 88% of the cities in New Hampshire and 91% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in New Hampshire and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Milford. Overall, Milford is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Milford

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Milford is 1 in 2333
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Milford is 1 in 287
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Milford is 1 in 256
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Milford? In Milford, NH you have a 1 in 2333 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 287 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 256 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Milford.

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

        A good indicator of whether Milford 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 Milford has decreased by 52%, while the property crime rate in Milford has decreased by 14% year over year. The number of total crimes in Milford has decreased by 21% year over year.

        Milford police department

        Item Milford New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)301,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.43.3
        There are a total of 30 Milford police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.6% less than the New Hampshire average and 39.2% 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
        Greenville, NH1,011000
        Townsend, MA1,276124337461
        Peterborough, NH2,70477417494
        East Pepperell, MA1,916140465605
        Pepperell, MA2,68586534621
        East Merrimack, NH4,78671571642
        South Ashburnham, MA883158525683
        Milford, NH8,64443349392

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Perkasie, PA8,6461799501,129
        Wellington, CO8,6514452,8483,293
        Edgemere, MD8,6523911,6081,999
        Corrales, NM8,636150555705
        Lansdowne, MD8,6355162,1182,634
        Milford, NH8,64443349392
        Source: The Milford, 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.