Reported Annual Crime In Portsmouth

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortsmouth/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime344n/a (estimate)1,5921,5812,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortsmouth/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.05.3
Rape14n/a64.849.441.7
Robbery6n/a27.831.298.0
Assault24n/a111.1117.1248.9
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)204199383
Burglary26n/a120.3191.7430.4
Theft257n/a1,189.41,122.01,694.4
Vehicle theft17n/a78.768.1237.4
Property crime300n/a (estimate)1,3881,3822,362
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Portsmouth, NH. These figures on reported criminal activity in Portsmouth, NH, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Portsmouth, NH is 1% higher than the average of the whole of the state of New Hampshire, and when compared with the national average, is 42% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Portsmouth, NH has 2% higher than violent crime rate than New Hampshire average, while remaining 47% lower than the national average. In property crime, Portsmouth, NH is equal to the average of New Hampshire and is 41% lower than the national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Portsmouth is 42% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.36 daily crimes that occur in Portsmouth.
  • Portsmouth is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Portsmouth you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Portsmouth has decreased by 21%.

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Daily Crime In Portsmouth (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Portsmouth, NH per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for New Hampshire and on a national level. In Portsmouth, NH the total number of daily crimes is 1.01 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.72 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Portsmouth, NH is 1.02 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.88 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Portsmouth, NH has a daily crime rate that is 1.00 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.70 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Portsmouth (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in New Hampshire and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Portsmouth, NH? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Portsmouth, NH has been ranked safer than 35% of other cities in the state of New Hampshire. In addition, Portsmouth, NH is safer than 60% 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 Portsmouth, NH. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Portsmouth, NH is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Portsmouth

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Portsmouth is 1 in 492
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portsmouth is 1 in 73
The chance of being a victim of crime in Portsmouth is 1 in 63
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Portsmouth, NH? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Portsmouth, NH, you have a 1 in 492 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 73. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Portsmouth, NH is 1 in 63.

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

Determining whether Portsmouth, NH is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Portsmouth, NH has increased by 20% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 25% year over year. Total crimes for Portsmouth, NH has decreased by 21% in the same time frame.

Portsmouth police department

ItemPortsmouthNew HampshireNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)801,969558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.82.43.3
There are a total of 80 Portsmouth police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.8% greater than the New Hampshire average and 17.8% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in New Hampshire

StateTotal offendersNew Hampshire /100KNational /100K
New Hampshire2,288178222
There are a total of 2,288 sex offenders in New Hampshire. This yields a total of 178 sex offenders in New Hampshire per 100,000 residents which is 20% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kittery Point, ME1,07817212228
Cape Neddick, ME2,57719236255
York Harbor, ME2,88519236255
Hampton Beach, NH2,26451358409
South Eliot, ME3,66333412446
Durham, NH10,66654495549
Seabrook Beach, NH95881564645
Portsmouth, NH21,4582041,3881,592

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Arbutus, MD21,4556232,7693,393
Sedalia, MO21,4417025,2325,935
Palm Valley, FL21,4411711,0551,226
Albertville, AL21,4341023,0023,104
Lakeside, CA21,4885322,9573,488
Portsmouth, NH21,4582041,3881,592
Source: The Portsmouth, NH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.