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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 peopleWolfeboro/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime47n/a (estimate)7001,1372,324
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)75126370
Vehicle theft3n/a44.766.5282.7
Property crime42n/a (estimate)6261,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Wolfeboro, NH

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Wolfeboro crime rate is 69.9% 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 Wolfeboro, there were 5 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 75 per 100,000 individuals, 79.9% lower than the national average. Additionally, Wolfeboro recorded 42 property crimes, amounting to 626 per 100,000 residents, 68% lower than the U.S. average.

Wolfeboro enjoys a remarkably low crime rate, standing at just 700, a significant contrast to the national average of 2324. This distinction firmly establishes Wolfeboro as one of the safest places to reside in the entire United States. This crime rate is meticulously calculated, taking into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 individuals, providing a comprehensive perspective on the area's safety and livability.

Wolfeboro distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 75 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Wolfeboro 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, Wolfeboro 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 people have declined steadily since 1990, but did see a slight increase in recent years. Based on the most recent crime data, Wolfeboro has a property crime rate of 626 crimes per 100,000 people, which is far below the national average of 1954. This is a good indicator that Wolfeboro is a safe place to live.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Wolfeboro?

AreaVibes surveyed 7 local residents in Wolfeboro to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 100% of people answered that there was very little crime in Wolfeboro and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 0% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Wolfeboro a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Wolfeboro 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. Wolfeboro has a total crime rate that is 70% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.13 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.12 daily property crimes) in Wolfeboro.

Has Crime in Wolfeboro Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Wolfeboro has increased by 20.5% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Wolfeboro 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 didn't change by 0%, while property crime has increased by 23.5%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Wolfeboro.

Potential Causes for Crime in Wolfeboro

Wolfeboro has a poverty rate that stands at 7.3, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Wolfeboro crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Wolfeboro currently has an unemployment rate of 0.1%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Wolfeboro are $906, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Wolfeboro crime map

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

      • Wolfeboro crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Wolfeboro are 80% lower than the national average
      • In Wolfeboro you have a 1 in 143 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Wolfeboro is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Wolfeboro has increased by 16%

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        Daily Crime In Wolfeboro (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wolfeboro

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wolfeboro is 1 in 1343
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wolfeboro is 1 in 160
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Wolfeboro is 1 in 143

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

        Wolfeboro police department

        Item Wolfeboro New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)181,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.43.3
        There are a total of 18 Wolfeboro police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20% greater than the New Hampshire average and 11.5% 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
        Alton, NH170116529644
        Melvin Village, NH93108870979
        Milton, NH5371109051,015
        Meredith, NH2,651881,0611,149
        Farmington, NH4,1403641,1351,499
        Sanbornville, NH7781771,4191,596
        Belmont, NH1,272811,5351,616
        Wolfeboro, NH3,35275626700

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        Ossian, IN3,352161812972
        Turnersville, NJ3,353105732837
        Oaklawn-Sunview, KS3,3543161,5181,834
        Flat Rock, NC3,35477393470
        Greensboro, GA3,3503282,0482,376
        Wolfeboro, NH3,35275626700
        Source: The Wolfeboro, 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.