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2021: New Hampshire Ranked Safest State in America Again, While Vermont Begins Liberal Slide…


Using the latest available FBI crime data HomeSnacks.com has once again named New Hampshire the safest state. It’s not unfamiliar territory. The Granite State finds itself in the top three in most of these surveys, but something has changed.

New Hampshire

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 152 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,209 (2nd safest)

If you’re looking for the absolute safest state to live in America, then look no further than New Hampshire. In fact, most of the entire New England area north of New York State is actually a really safe place to be.


Maine came in second, also not unusual (they are often in the top three), with New Jersey popping in at number three [which I always find odd]. But Vermont?



Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 202 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,424 (8th safest)

It is the lowest in the country for violent crime this year, but took a slight tumble down the rankings due to an increase in its property crime ranking. In fact, there were only 10(!) murders in the entire state of Vermont for the entire year in the last reporting year.


Fourth is decent overall, but Vermont used to rub shoulders with and even surpass New Hampshire on these sorts of surveys, and I doubt we’ll be saying any more of that because of places like ultra-liberal Burlington.

The Green Mountain State’s largest city shows us that even in a state as safe as Vermont, Democrats can screw things up. In the heat of the BLM, protest summer it defunded its police force by 30%.

Property crime in Burlington is now more than double the state average and above the national average. And while this survey – using older FBI data from 2019 – suggests low violent crime – violent crime is now also twice the state average. Assaults have exceeded the national average, while rapes are more than twice the national per-capita rate and the locals are unhappy.

Burlington business leaders are airing frustrations about what they’ve described as a pattern of unsettling incidents this summer and fall in the downtown business district. Now, with the holiday season just around the corner, they’re calling on city leaders to help protect employees and customers.

That hardly sounds like scenic idyllic Vermont because it’s not. It’s incompetently run Burlington, though the city is not alone.

Brattleboro is trying to be worse. When it comes to property crime, it is four times that of the state and nearly three times the national average. Violent crime is two-and-one-half the state average but mostly from assaults. Rape in Brattleboro is only a fraction above the national average per capita.

In New Hampshire, only Manchester can compare, accounting for the majority of excess crime in an otherwise low-crime state, thanks to the failed “leadership” of Democrat Mayor Joyce Craig.

While New Hampshire has only four crimes per square mile statewide, Manchester boasts 96 (for comparison, Vermont has 5, Burlington 89).

Another crime-riddled liberal urban plantation in the making trapped under the careless eye of a leftwing mayor or council.

Despite this, New Hampshire continues to prosper in this department. However, it would do well to make a change there before matters get further out of hand and begin to spill over into the neighboring towns, and it no longer finds itself one of the safest states in the nation.


HT | Chris Maidment