Montpelier, VT
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The crime rate in Montpelier 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 Montpelier is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Montpelier is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Vermont, Montpelier has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Montpelier to other communities of similar population, then Montpelier crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Montpelier does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Montpelier's violent crime rate is 2 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 Montpelier is one in 584.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Montpelier's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Montpelier 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 Montpelier is one in 38.

Montpelier Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Montpelier Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

202

215

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.71

26.61

28.32

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Montpelier 1.71
Vermont 1.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 584

in Montpelier

1 in 847

in Vermont

Montpelier VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,592
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 3 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.66 0.40 0.66

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Montpelier 26.61
Vermont 14.07

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Montpelier

1 in 71

in Vermont

Montpelier Property CRIMES

Population: 7,592
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 31 171 0
Rate per 1,000 4.08 22.52 0.00

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

Montpelier Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Montpelier 21
Vermont 5