Amherst, NH
Crime Rates


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Amherst, NH crime analytics

Amherst has an overall crime rate of 17 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Amherst is 1 in 59. How does Amherst fare compared to other communities in New Hampshire of all population sizes? Amherst's crime rate is lower than approximately 27% of New Hampshire communities.

How does the crime rate in Amherst compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Amherst with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Amherst'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.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Amherst 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 Amherst.

For Amherst, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Amherst than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1877, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Amherst's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Amherst 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 Amherst is one in 61.

Amherst Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 44% of U.S. Cities

Amherst Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Amherst 0.53
New Hampshire 1.99
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,877

in Amherst

1 in 502

in New Hampshire
Population: 11,261
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.09 0.27
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Amherst 16.52
New Hampshire 17.46
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 61

in Amherst

1 in 57

in New Hampshire
Amherst Property CRIMES
Population: 11,261
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 10 172 4
Rate per 1,000 0.89 15.27 0.36
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Amherst Crimes Per Square Mile

Amherst 6
New Hampshire 6

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