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This article refers to crime in the U.S. state of Vermont. Vermont is the safest state in the country with a violent crime rate of 118 incidents per 100,000 state residents.[1][2]

State statistics

In 2011 there were 16,011 crimes reported in Vermont, including 11 murders.[3] In 2014 there were 10,173 crimes reported, including 10 murders.[3]

From 2000 to 2013, the state experienced a 77% increase in treatment for all opiates. About 80% of all inmates are either addicted or in prison because of their addiction.[4]

Capital punishment laws

Main article: Capital punishment in Vermont

Capital punishment is no longer applied in the state.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Vermont ranks No. 1 on safest states list".
  2. ^ "News | Vermont Business Magazine".
  3. ^ a b Effgen, Christopher. "Vermont Crime Rates 1960 - 2016". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ Lefebvre, Paul (January 15, 2014). "Vermont-a bad place for bucks". The Chronicle. Barton, Vermont. pp. 1A, 24A.
  5. ^ "Facts about capital punishment - the death penalty". Retrieved 19 April 2018.