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Connecticut Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Connecticut. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Connecticut compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Connecticut, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,022,017 total crimes reported in Connecticut (104,295 of them violent). Of the 102,202 crimes that transpire each year in Connecticut, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Connecticut every 5 minutes. This includes 1,024 murders, 6,747 rapes, and over seven hundred and fifty-five thousand thefts (including 109,335 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Connecticut for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Connecticut has diminished by 15 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 9 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Connecticut. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ninety-two thousand for Connecticut in 2009.

Crime Trends in Connecticut (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Connecticut (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Connecticut law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Connecticut conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.