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How to Look Up Arrest Records in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s state law enforcement agency is the department in charge of providing arrests and criminal records to the general public. The Criminal Records Unit gathers, stores and provides Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) to anyone who requests it. Someone can obtain records through the mail, or using their walk-in service in Concord. They charge a $25 fee, per document processed. The price for non-profits is only $10. They can also provide FBI/federal records if needed. They have a form on their website that can be used to order records.

Are Arrest Records public in New Hampshire?

Yes, and the New Hampshire state law enforcement division provides records to the general public upon request. They do not offer an instant, online service but people can pick them up in person or mail in a request.

Victims & Offenders by Gender and Race

Offenders by Gender

Victims by Gender

Offenders by Race

White 85%
Black or African American 10%
Unknown 4%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Offenders w/ reported race 3,562

Victims by Race

White 85%
Black or African American 10%
Unknown 4%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Victims w/ reported race 3,765

What Information You Can Find in a state Criminal Report?

What Information You Can Find in New Hampshire Arrest Report?

Arrest records from New Hampshire are packed with information. A typical report will contain details about the arrest such as where it occurred, the date of arrest, what agency arrested them, the charges filed, the arresting officer’s information, if any vehicles were involved and the booking details. Additionally, included will be a whole profile for the person arrested with name, age, address, gender, height, weight, and more. Typically arrest records will also contain any other warrant and booking details including fingerprints as well as other police and criminal records associated with this person, along with court records related to any arrests, convictions, and sentencing.

Violent Crime Rates for the last 10 years

The crime rate has increased over the past decade in New Hampshire, going from 1,528 crimes in 2006 to 2,503 by 38% higher than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.

New Hampshire Violent Crime Rate Change

Arrest Laws

New Hampshire Arrest Laws

New Hampshire police officers can arrest someone with an arrest warrant. They can also legally arrest someone without a warrant when someone commits a misdemeanor in their presence, or he or she has reason to believe that the person has committed an abuse of some type within the past twelve hours. Also, if he or she has probable cause that someone has committed a felony or misdemeanor and he or she is worried that they might harm someone or destroy evidence. If a felony is committed in the presence of an officer, or if they aware aware of one having been committed, they can also arrest them then.

Who has a Power of Arrest in New Hampshire?

Any police officer in New Hampshire can arrest a suspect with an arrest warrant. A police officer consists of local law enforcement police officers, state patrolman, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and other law enforcement agents given the power to arrest. Any private citizen can also arrest someone using a citizen’s arrest. They can use extreme force when taking them into custody but then they need to hand them over to the authorities.

How Long Will an Arrest Report Stay on your New Hampshire State Records?

Arrest records will stay on a criminal record forever if the person does nothing. If they were convicted of a crime, the rules are different than if they were arrested but never charged. If they were arrested but never charged, they don’t have to wait any time to request expungement, which in New Hampshire is called an annulment. Different classes of offenses carry different terms. Offenders will wait 1, 3, 5, or 10 years before they can request the annulment of their criminal offenses.

Can you Expunge your Records?

Yes, but the term in New Hampshire is annulled. Offenders must wait the specified amount of time first, after completion of their sentence and then they can petition the court to have their records annulled.

The Arrest Rate in New Hampshire

Arrest Rate in New Hampshire

For the year 2017, New Hampshire recorded 21,223 arrests. Their overall crime rate was 15.81 per 1000 residents. Of that total, 2,668 were violent crimes, and 18,555 were property crimes.

State Offender and Victim Age Group Statistics

Most of the violent crime offenders in New Hampshire were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.

Offender Age

0-9 0.7%
10-19 19.1%
20-29 31.5%
30-39 22.5%
40-49 13.2%
50-59 7.7%
60-69 2.6%
70-79 0.5%
80-89 0.1%
90-99 0.0%
Unknown 2.1%
Offenders w/ reported age 2,378

Victim Age

0-9 6.3%
10-19 22.4%
20-29 27.7%
30-39 19.6%
40-49 11.5%
50-59 8.2%
60-69 2.5%
70-79 1.0%
80-89 0.4%
90-99 0.3%
Victims w/ reported age 2,523

Crime Victim Demographics

Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in New Hampshire were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was an acquaintance.

Location Type

Residence Home 1,410
Highway/Alley/Street/Sidewalk 341
Unknown 114
Convenience Store 89
Government/Public Building 87
Parking Garage/Lot 80
Department/Discount Store 68
Drug Store/Doctors Office/Hospital 59
Hotel/Motel 58
Field/Woods 51

Victim’s Relationship to the Offender

Acquaintance 508
Stranger 473
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 385
Otherwise Known 347
Relationship Unknown 181
Friend 140
Child 100
Spouse 84
Neighbor 72
Parent 57

New Hampshire Arrest Records by Type of Crime

The popular arrests for 2017 in New Hampshire was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 14,803, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter arrests - with only 9 crimes a year.

Arrest Type Under 18 All ages Total arrests
Violent Crime 67 896 963
Property Crime 373 3,642 4,015
Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter 1 8 9
Robbery 17 168 185
Aggravated Assault 49 668 717

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New Hampshire
Crime rate - 1,595
The crime rate in the last 5 years - up by 38%

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