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Fairfield County, Connecticut Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Fairfield County, Connecticut. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Fairfield County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Fairfield County, Connecticut, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 211,237 total crimes reported in Fairfield County, Connecticut (25,572 of them violent). Of the 21,124 crimes that occur a year in Fairfield County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fairfield County, Connecticut every 24 minutes. This includes 270 murders, 1,323 rapes, and more than one hundred and fifty-two thousand thefts (including 26,314 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Fairfield County, Connecticut for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Fairfield County decreased by 5 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 10 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Fairfield County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to twenty thousand for Fairfield County, Connecticut in 2009.

Crime Trends in Fairfield County, Connecticut (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Fairfield County, Connecticut (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Fairfield County, Connecticut law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Fairfield County 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.