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Hartford County, Connecticut Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 297,928 total crimes reported in Hartford County, Connecticut (29,097 of them violent). Of the 29,793 crimes that occur a year in Hartford County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hartford County, Connecticut every 17 minutes. This includes 361 murders, 1,636 rapes, and more than two hundred and twenty-two thousand thefts (including 35,752 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hartford County, Connecticut for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hartford County decreased by 9 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime did not change. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Hartford County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to twenty-eight thousand for Hartford County, Connecticut in 2009.

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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