Salem, NH
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Salem, NH crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Salem is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 17 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 Salem is 1 in 58. Based on FBI crime data, Salem is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Hampshire, Salem has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Salem's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Salem is one in 953.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Salem's rate for property crime is 16 per one thousand population. This makes Salem 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 Salem is one in 62.

Salem Crime Data

 

Crime Index

36

(100 is safest)


Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

Salem Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

31

475

506

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.05

16.07

17.12

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Salem 1.05
New Hampshire 1.73

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 953

in Salem

1 in 577

in New Hampshire

Salem VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,554
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 13 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.20 0.44 0.41

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Salem 16.07
New Hampshire 12.48

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 62

in Salem

1 in 80

in New Hampshire

Salem Property CRIMES

Population: 29,554
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 20 443 12
Rate per 1,000 0.68 14.99 0.41

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Salem Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Salem 20
New Hampshire 4