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47%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
58%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
45%
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 peopleNashua/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,116n/a (estimate)1,2261,1372,324
Murder4n/a4.41.86.3
Rape50n/a54.939.640.0
Robbery21n/a23.116.166.1
Assault68n/a74.768.1268.2
Violent crime143n/a (estimate)157126370
Burglary63n/a69.273.5269.8
Theft845n/a928.3871.01,401.9
Vehicle theft65n/a71.466.5282.7
Property crime973n/a (estimate)1,0691,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Nashua, NH

The Nashua crime rates are 47.3% 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 143 violent crimes in Nashua (157 per 100,000 people), which is 57.5% lower than the national average and there were a total of 973 property crimes (1069 per 100,000 residents) which is 45.3% lower than average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Nashua?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Nashua. Based on the results of the surveys (47 responses), 47% of people felt that there was very little crime in Nashua and felt safe walking alone at night. While 53% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Nashua a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Nashua, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Nashua presents a total crime rate that is 47% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Nashua experiences an average of 3.06 daily crimes, comprising 0.39 violent incidents and 2.67 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Nashua Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Nashua has increased by 0.5% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Nashua 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 increased by 5.9%, while property crime has increased by 0.3%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Nashua.

Potential Causes for Crime in Nashua

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Nashua, 86.2% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Nashua has a median home price of $279,800, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

Nashua has an average rental rate of $1,309 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Nashua crime map



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

  • Nashua crime rates are 47% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Nashua are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Nashua you have a 1 in 82 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Nashua is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Nashua has decreased by 1%

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        Daily Crime In Nashua (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Nashua, NH per 100,000 people. In Nashua, the total number of daily crimes is 1.08 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.90 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Nashua is 1.25 times more than the New Hampshire average and 2.35 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Nashua has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.83 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Nashua (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in New Hampshire and all other cities across the US, is Nashua safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Nashua is safer than 31% of other cities in the state of New Hampshire. In addition, Nashua is safer than 62% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all New Hampshire and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Nashua. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Nashua is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Nashua

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Nashua is 1 in 637
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Nashua is 1 in 94
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Nashua is 1 in 82
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Nashua, New Hampshire? If you reside in Nashua, then there is a 1 in 637 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 94. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 82 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Nashua.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Nashua, New Hampshire (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Nashua has increased by 4%, the amount of property crime in Nashua has decreased by 2%, and the total amount of crime in Nashua has decreased by 1% year over year.

        Nashua police department

        Item Nashua New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2351,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.43.3
        There are a total of 235 Nashua police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.8% greater than the New Hampshire average and 16.8% 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
        Groton, MA1,12781144226
        Milford, NH8,64443349392
        Shirley, MA1,716208249457
        Townsend, MA1,276124337461
        East Pepperell, MA1,916140465605
        Littleton Common, MA3,370141467608
        Pepperell, MA2,68586534621
        Nashua, NH89,0521571,0691,226

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Chino, CA89,1702902,6832,972
        Norwalk, CT88,7551241,7311,854
        Mount Pleasant, SC89,4101271,4181,544
        Miami Beach, FL89,4391,0748,5579,632
        Germantown, MD89,5294351,7882,223
        Nashua, NH89,0521571,0691,226
        Source: The Nashua, 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.