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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 peopleWhitefield/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9n/a (estimate)3511,1372,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)39126370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.066.5282.7
Property crime8n/a (estimate)3121,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Whitefield, NH

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Whitefield is 84.9% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Whitefield, there were 1 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 39 per 100,000 individuals, 89.5% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 8 property crimes, amounting to 312 per 100,000 residents, 84% lower than the U.S. average.

Whitefield has a crime rate of 351, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in Whitefield 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.

Whitefield distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 39 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Whitefield among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Whitefield reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

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, Whitefield maintains a property crime rate of 312 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly below the national average of 1954. This serves as a strong indication of the status of Whitefield as a secure and desirable place to reside, emphasizing its commitment to safety and well-being within the community.

The United States experiences some of the highest vehicle theft rates in the world, with about 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 people. In fact, only a small percentage (about 10%) of cities were lucky enough to report no stolen vehicles at all. Whitefield was one of those cities, as it had no reported vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report.

Is Whitefield a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Whitefield is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Whitefield has a total crime rate that is 85% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.02 daily crimes (0 violent daily crimes and 0.02 daily property crimes) in Whitefield.

Has Crime in Whitefield Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Whitefield has increased by 28.6% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Whitefield 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 50%, while property crime has increased by 60%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Whitefield.

Potential Causes for Crime in Whitefield

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Whitefield crime rates. In Whitefield, the poverty rate stands at 10.2%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Whitefield, 77.7% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Whitefield, there are 0 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Whitefield crime map

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

      • Whitefield crime rates are 85% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Whitefield are 89% lower than the national average
      • In Whitefield you have a 1 in 285 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Whitefield is safer than 92% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Whitefield has increased by 10%

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        Daily Crime In Whitefield (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Whitefield

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Whitefield is 1 in 2563
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Whitefield is 1 in 321
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Whitefield is 1 in 285

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

        Whitefield police department

        Item Whitefield New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.43.3

        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.

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        Bethlehem, NH1,061392,1632,202
        Concord, VT1763232,4292,752
        Whitefield, NH1,20239312351

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        Source: The Whitefield, 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.