The crime rate in Derry is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Derry is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Derry is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Hampshire, Derry has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
How does the crime rate in Derry compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Derry with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Derry's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Derry does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Derry.
From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Derry occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Derry; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 405. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Derry's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Derry a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Derry is one in 38.