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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 peopleSomersworth/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime256n/a (estimate)2,1051,1372,324
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)90126370
Vehicle theft17n/a139.866.5282.7
Property crime245n/a (estimate)2,0151,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Somersworth, NH

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Somersworth crime rate is 9.4% 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 Somersworth, there were 11 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 90 per 100,000 individuals, 75.5% lower than the national average. Additionally, Somersworth recorded 245 property crimes, amounting to 2015 per 100,000 residents, 3.1% higher than the U.S. average.

When evaluating the Somersworth crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Somersworth crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

With only 90 incidents per 100,000 people, Somersworth boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Somersworth has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

In the most recently reported crime year, Somersworth 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.

Somersworth maintains a property crime rate that closely resembles the national norm. In Somersworth, 2015 property crimes were reported, aligning with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. Consequently, the area's safety profile stands on par with the average city, neither significantly safer nor more dangerous. This consistency underscores a balanced commitment to community safety and security, providing residents with a stable and reassuring living environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Somersworth?

What do the local residents think about crime in Somersworth? Well, based on a recent survey of 7 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 29% of Somersworth residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 71% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Somersworth a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Somersworth 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, Somersworth has an overall crime rate that is 9% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.7 daily occurrences, comprising 0.03 violent crimes and 0.67 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Somersworth as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Somersworth Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Somersworth has decreased by 21.2%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Somersworth, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 38.9%, while property crime has decreased by 20.2%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Somersworth is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Somersworth

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Somersworth, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 2.9%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

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 Somersworth crime rates. For instance, in Somersworth, the population density stands at 1227.1 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Somersworth, the cost of living is 12.39% higher than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Somersworth crime map

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

  • Somersworth crime rates are 9% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Somersworth are 76% lower than the national average
  • In Somersworth you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Somersworth is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Somersworth has decreased by 19%

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        Daily Crime In Somersworth (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Somersworth, NH per 100,000 people. In Somersworth, the total number of daily crimes is 1.85 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.10 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Somersworth is 1.39 times less than the New Hampshire average and 4.09 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Somersworth has a daily crime rate that is 1.99 times more than the New Hampshire average and 1.03 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Somersworth (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Somersworth to every other city in New Hampshire, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Somersworth safe? The gauges above illustrate that Somersworth is safer than 25% of every city located within New Hampshire along with 58% 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, Somersworth, NH is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Somersworth

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Somersworth is 1 in 1106
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Somersworth is 1 in 50
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Somersworth is 1 in 48
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Somersworth? If you reside in Somersworth, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1106. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 50 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 Somersworth, is 1 in 48.

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

        Determining whether Somersworth is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Somersworth violent crime rates have decreased by 38%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for Somersworth has decreased by 19% in the same time frame.

        Somersworth police department

        Item Somersworth New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)291,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.43.3
        There are a total of 29 Somersworth police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2% greater than the New Hampshire average and 24.8% 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
        Kittery Point, ME1,03414170185
        York Harbor, ME3,48416190207
        Cape Neddick, ME2,56316190207
        South Eliot, ME3,04728332360
        Durham, NH12,01658315373
        North Berwick, ME1,71697387484
        Newmarket, NH5,73785499584
        Somersworth, NH12,027902,0152,105

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        Minden, LA12,0358173,5674,384
        Neosho, MO12,0361482,7602,907
        Somersworth, NH12,027902,0152,105
        Source: The Somersworth, 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.