At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in New Hampshire with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in New Hampshire with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 New Hampshire Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Charlestown
    • Population 4,990, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: James Broderick, the father of actor Matthew Broderick, was a native of Charlestown.
  2. Atkinson
    • Population 6,853, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Atkinson is home to the second oldest co-ed school in the US.
  3. Grantham
    • Population 2,955, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Grantham is in Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
  4. Greenland
    • Population 3,881, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Greenland was incorporated in 1721.
  5. Durham
    • Population 16,052, Burglaries 9
    • Town trivia: Durham is home to the University of New Hampshire.
  6. Newfields
    • Population 1,704, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Newfields was incorporated in 1849.
  7. Hancock
    • Population 1,639, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Hancock was incorporated in 1779.
  8. Hanover
    • Population 11,410, Burglaries 7
    • Town trivia: Hanover was once home to author, Jodi Picoult.
  9. Danville
    • Population 4,486, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Danville was once a parish of Kingston.
  10. Windham
    • Population 14,428, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: Windham is hometown of Sully Erna, vocalist of the band Godsmack.

2016 New Hampshire Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Carroll
    • Population 752, Burglaries 12
    • Town trivia: Carroll is in Coos County, New Hampshire.
  2. Waterville Valley
    • Population 248, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Waterville Valley was once home to the co-authors of Curious George, H.A. Rey and Margret Rey.
  3. Effingham
    • Population 1,554, Burglaries 12
    • Town trivia: Effingham was founded in 1778.
  4. Haverhill
    • Population 4,647, Burglaries 34
    • Town trivia: Haverhill was incorporated in 1763.
  5. Freedom
    • Population 1,487, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: Freedom was incorporated in 1831.
  6. Berlin
    • Population 9,376, Burglaries 63
    • Town trivia: 65 percent of the residents of Berlin speak a form of French.
  7. Dublin
    • Population 1,560, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: Mark Twain lived in Dublin for two summers.
  8. Center Harbor
    • Population 1,101, Burglaries 7
    • Town trivia: Center Harbor is a popular place for snowmobile aficianados.
  9. New Boston
    • Population 5,484, Burglaries 34
    • Town trivia: New Boston was incorporated in 1763.
  10. Jackson
    • Population 811, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Jackson is known for its red covered bridge, the Honeymoon Bridge.

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