Portsmouth has a population of 21,607. During the past three years, Portsmouth saw 1,186 arrests. For 2017, the Portsmouth's arrest rate totaled 159.21 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 49.7% makes Portsmouth lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 44 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Portsmouth also totaled 300 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Atkinson and Auburn, Portsmouth is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Portsmouth had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Portsmouth averaged 44 violent crimes and 300 non-violent crimes.
The city of Portsmouth experienced 424 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 2 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 108 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 86, and the aggravated assault total was 228.
It is situated in Rockingham county, New Hampshire with a total number of 86 employees - 5 female, 58 male officers and 23 civilians. Portsmouth PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is NH0085800, it belongs to the New England division in the Northeast region with a region code of Region I.