10 Safest Cities in New Hampshire: Safest Places to Live in NH

September 23, 2014

6. Pelham, NH

Pelham, NH: Safest Cities in New HampshireNamed after the first Duke of Newcastle, Pelham is another notable selection on New Hampshire’s safest cities list. One of the best spots in Pelham is its scenic Muldoon Park, a woodsy recreational area featuring a golf course, walking trails, baseball diamonds and play areas for local children and families to relax and exercise.

Population: 12,954
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.85
Property Crimes per 1000: 16.75
Crime Index: 51
Safer than 51% of US cities

7. Londonderry, NH

Londonderry, NH Safest Cities in New HampshireLondonderry, NH is another Rockingham County city that is extremely popular with families. In fact, more than half of households have children under 18. Home to some big businesses and an abundance of apple orchards, Londonderry is a great place to call home for anyone. It clings to its rural roots despite a population of almost 25,000. The police force in Londonderry that is at the root of the low crime rates enjoyed by those who live here, prioritize communication by sending out advisories and community messages regularly.

Population: 24,257
Violent Crimes per 1000: 1.03
Property Crimes per 1000: 16.78
Crime Index: 50
Safer than 50% of US cities

8. Hudson, NH

Hudson, NH is a southern New Hampshire city located in Hillsborough County on the Massachusetts border. This medium sized city lies on the Merrimack River and has two historic centers. While there are a few major employers in the town, it is primarily known as a bedroom community of Boston, much like many of its neighboring cities. Recreational lakes, parks and organized community events provide activities for residents. The Hudson Police Department has a number of initiatives in place to reduce crime in the city, including a strong focus on community policing. As the third safest city in the state, it achieves its goal of keeping crime rates low.

Population: 24,574
Violent Crimes per 1000: 1.22
Property Crimes per 1000: 17.21
Crime Index: 49
Safer than 49% of US cities

9. Bedford, NH

Bedford, NH: Safest Cities in New HampshireNamed after the Fourth Duke of Bedford, the safe city of Bedford is located near the Merrimack River and was founded in 1750. A rock formation called Pulpit Rock (originally known as the Devil’s Pulpit) is located in the northwest part of Bedford and is the cornerstone of the town’s Pulpit Rock Conservation Area.

Population: 21,297
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.38
Property Crimes per 1000: 18.45
Crime Index: 47
Safer than 47% of US cities

10. Amherst, NH

Amherst, NH: Safest Cities in New HampshireThe last city on our safest cities list, Amherst is a great place to go to learn more about American history and nature. Amherst was settled around 1733 and is home to Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary, Hodgman State Forest, the Joe English Reservation and Baboosic Lake.

Population: 11,251
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.36
Property Crimes per 1000: 19.55
Crime Index: 45
Safer than 45% of US cities

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10 Safest Cities in New Hampshire: Safest Places to Live in NH

Disclaimer: To improve the accuracy and usefulness of our list, we chose to exclude small communities with populations below 10,000 in our rankings.
Our rankings are determined by national crime statistics published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Our rankings are only as accurate as the local population and crime statistics officially released by the FBI.

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