Both concern about and experience of crime grew year over year in the Green Mountain State, but Vermont’s crime rates remain some of the lowest in the US.
The violent crime rate in Vermont is 1.7 incidents per 1,000 people, which is two points below the national rate of 3.7. Even though reported experience with violent crime bumped up one percentage point this year, Vermont’s 7% average is well below the national average of 12%.
Vermont’s property crime rate is 12.8, down from 15.0 last year, and far below the national rate of 22.0. The percentage of respondents who reported an experience with property crime saw a big leap from 10% to 25%, which places Vermont just below the current national average of 26%.