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Crime rate in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (NH): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


Crime rates in Portsmouth by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(47.0)
12
(56.6)
8
(38.2)
9
(43.4)
11
(53.4)
6
(29.3)
5
(24.5)
5
(24.7)
5
(23.5)
5
(23.9)
14
(65.3)
15
(69.7)
12
(55.3)
16
(74.0)
14
(64.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(70.6)
10
(47.2)
7
(33.4)
16
(77.1)
3
(14.6)
7
(34.2)
12
(58.8)
6
(29.6)
9
(42.3)
11
(52.7)
15
(69.9)
4
(18.6)
8
(36.8)
5
(23.1)
6
(27.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
38
(178.8)
26
(122.7)
17
(81.1)
20
(96.4)
17
(82.6)
23
(112.4)
22
(107.8)
16
(78.9)
36
(169.3)
18
(86.2)
21
(97.9)
17
(79.0)
17
(78.3)
17
(78.7)
24
(111.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
64
(301.1)
37
(174.6)
61
(291.1)
86
(414.4)
72
(349.8)
44
(215.1)
77
(377.4)
68
(335.3)
83
(390.4)
60
(287.2)
51
(237.7)
42
(195.2)
34
(156.6)
27
(124.9)
26
(120.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
507
(2,385.1)
522
(2,462.8)
483
(2,305.2)
554
(2,669.6)
579
(2,812.9)
481
(2,351.5)
549
(2,691.0)
523
(2,578.8)
510
(2,398.8)
512
(2,451.2)
496
(2,312.0)
442
(2,053.8)
348
(1,602.8)
313
(1,448.3)
257
(1,189.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
51
(239.9)
37
(174.6)
28
(133.6)
30
(144.6)
24
(116.6)
23
(112.4)
16
(78.4)
24
(118.3)
16
(75.3)
16
(76.6)
20
(93.2)
16
(74.3)
19
(87.5)
26
(120.3)
17
(78.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
14
(65.9)
5
(23.6)
3
(14.3)
11
(53.0)
11
(53.4)
8
(39.1)
1
(4.9)
6
(29.6)
4
(18.8)
1
(4.8)
3
(14.0)
2
(9.3)
2
(9.2)
6
(27.8)
3
(13.9)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)204.8208.7180.1224.5210.0184.1199.2190.3194.7176.5209.3178.9153.0158.2144.7

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as of June 18, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Portsmouth to the number of sex offenders is 1,269 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


City-Data.com crime index in Portsmouth, NH compared to other U.S. cities
See how dangerous Portsmouth, NH is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Portsmouth:

144.7
Kittery:

129.8
Newington:

516.3
Greenland:

21.4
Rye:

70.8
Eliot:

52.3
North Hampton:

68.4
Stratham:

40.4
Newmarket:

90.2
Violent crime rate in 2017
Portsmouth:

134.2
U.S. Average:

214.8

Violent crime rate in 2016
Portsmouth:

124.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Portsmouth:

112.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Portsmouth:

118.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Portsmouth:

149.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Portsmouth:

93.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Portsmouth:

129.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Portsmouth:

88.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Portsmouth:

107.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Portsmouth:

112.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Portsmouth:

102.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Portsmouth:

130.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Portsmouth:

95.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Portsmouth:

141.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Portsmouth:

152.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Portsmouth:

155.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Portsmouth:

138.6
U.S. Average:

276.6

Property crime rate in 2017
Portsmouth:

95.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Portsmouth:

115.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Portsmouth:

124.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Portsmouth:

152.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Portsmouth:

177.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Portsmouth:

191.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Portsmouth:

209.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Portsmouth:

213.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Portsmouth:

221.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Portsmouth:

177.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Portsmouth:

228.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Portsmouth:

238.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Portsmouth:

193.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Portsmouth:

184.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Portsmouth:

191.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Portsmouth:

250.2
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Portsmouth:

235.7
U.S. Average:

337.2

Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population
City-data.com crime index
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 86 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
New Hampshire average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 79 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.78
New Hampshire average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 76 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
New Hampshire average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 77 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
New Hampshire average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 78 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
New Hampshire average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 80 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
New Hampshire average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 83 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
New Hampshire average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 84 (65 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.20
New Hampshire average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 82 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.04
New Hampshire average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 84 (64 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.13
New Hampshire average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 88 (66 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
New Hampshire average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 88 (66 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
New Hampshire average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 88 (67 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.22
New Hampshire average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 88 (68 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
New Hampshire average:

2.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 86 (65 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.13
New Hampshire average:

2.08


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Portsmouth
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 03801.