no idea maybe because of the low unemployment rate? and others seen here
This is a discussion on Why is NH so safe? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; [Mods please move this to the appropriate section, of course] I grew up in NH, and have lived in Colorado Springs and Daytona Beach, FL. ...
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I grew up in NH, and have lived in Colorado Springs and Daytona Beach, FL.
When I was in Florida I got my Concealed Carry, and would exercise it often. When I moved back home, I really looked at the crime rates and such and started asking myself, why is NH so safe?
I still carry often, by the way, but...I may not be as "on top of it" as I would have been.
Any one person usually has mainly anecdotal evidence, but in addition to that, I have the DOJ statistics, and I ask those on the forum, why is NH so safe?
I'm not naive, I know that every walk down the street is only as safe as only one thug makes it, but for the purposes of discussion, i offer this up.
Crime rates are pretty well related to both the social/cultural situation, but mostly the economic situation. I haven't been to New Hampshire, but I'd be willing to bet it isn't too much like Daytona Beach, both in distribution of people with various levels of income and especially their type of upbringing.
When you have lower income homes combined with broken parenting, criminals tend to appear at a higher rate.
Quality of people makes all the difference. This is the thing that the gun control advocates never get- the guns are not the problem, it is the stupid people.
Small population, and its too cold to do much in the winter.
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You don't have the "south of the border" problems we suffer from.
Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.
Yeah we do, its called Massachusetts.
Actually, I think thats why NH might be so safe. Everyone in NH has guns and one does in MA.
I'm going to change the quote:
Don't pick a fight with a country boy; if hes too lazy or drunk to fight, he'll just kill you.
Everything the other posters said-economics,no large population centers. VT is the same way.
"The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, not such merely as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree..."
Nunn v. State GA 1848
could the fact that a CC is fairly easy to obtain.
As one poster stated, the cultural/social aspect is the controlling factor.
Too, Daytona is a tourist area. Most of the folks living in the area are from elsewhere and the anonymity factor comes into play........after all, when no one even knows his neighbor some important social constraints are broken.......I believe you'll find that those sort of issues come into play in nearly every area that has a "new" and/or transient population issue, or is of such magnitude that the issue of anonymity becomes possible.
After all, it's really not too easy to escape notice in a small town atmosphere.
Maybe it has to do with one of my favorite NH bumper stickers?
"Welcome to New Hampshire, Now Go Home!"
"There is no such thing as too much ammo. Unless you're swimming!"
In Wyoming it's "Your in Wyoming now and we don't give a how you did it back home""Welcome to New Hampshire, Now Go Home!"
We are one of the safest states in the country for several reasons. Population is low (less than 500,000 statewide). Nearly everyone is armed and knows how to use it. We are very polite people here also and look out for each other and trouble makers are not tolerated well.
"Those who would give up essential liberties for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety" -Benjamin Franklin-
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I think it's very simple. The crime rate is low in NH because of all the liberals that live there have no weapons.