Rochester, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Rochester is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Rochester is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Rochester is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Hampshire, Rochester has a crime rate that is higher than 99% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Rochester to other communities of similar population, then Rochester crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Rochester 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 Rochester; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 335. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Rochester's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Rochester 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 Rochester is one in 32.

Rochester Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Rochester Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

94

977

1,071

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.98

30.99

33.97

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.98
1.53
National Median: 4
    Rochester
    New Hampshire

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 335

in Rochester

1 in 656

in New Hampshire

Rochester VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 31,526
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 21 11 62
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.67 0.35 1.97

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
30.99
12.09
National Median: 21
    Rochester
    New Hampshire

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Rochester

1 in 83

in New Hampshire

Rochester Property CRIMES

Population: 31,526
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 111 829 37
Rate per 1,000 3.52 26.30 1.17

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Rochester Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
23
4
National Median: 28.3
    Rochester
    New Hampshire