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 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 Salem is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 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 63. 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 86% 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.

For Salem, 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 Salem than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1192, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Salem's rate for property crime is 15 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 66.

Salem Crime Data

 

Crime Index

38

(100 is safest)


Safer than 38% of U.S. Cities

Salem Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

25

448

473

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.84

15.04

15.88

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.84
1.53
National Median: 4
    Salem
    New Hampshire

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,192

in Salem

1 in 656

in New Hampshire

Salem VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,791
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 13 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.17 0.44 0.23

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
15.04
12.09
National Median: 21
    Salem
    New Hampshire

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 66

in Salem

1 in 83

in New Hampshire

Salem Property CRIMES

Population: 29,791
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 25 403 20
Rate per 1,000 0.84 13.53 0.67

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

Salem Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
19
4
National Median: 28.3
    Salem
    New Hampshire