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Vermont Crime Incidents

Violent Crime Property Crime
2015 739 8,806
2016 989 10,602
Change +33.8 +20.4


In 2014 crime fell in Vermont and across the nation as has been the trend in recent years. Based on 2014 data, Vermont has the nation’s lowest violent crime rate – 99 incidents per 100,000 residents, with only 622 incidents reported. Maine was #2, and New Hampshire #4. The national average is 375 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Source: VT Agency of Natural Resources

Locations without a private drinking water supply rely on public “Community” systems. These shared infrastructure support higher-density uses like villages and neighborhoods, commercial districts and production facilities, resorts or hospitals. Most Vermont systems serve 25-500 people. The chart provides an overview of public drinking water capacity in 2011. The Vermont ANR database in 2016 lists  1,744 total water systems. 481 are Community systems for residential areas. 955 are [Transient] Non-Community systems (hospitality establishments – restaurants, motels, campgrounds). Another 308 are Non Transient Non Community systems, providing drinking water for schools and workplaces.  $400,000 in state matching fund grants were made in 2016 to assist 26 systems with maintenance, upgrade or expansion.