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Litchfield County, Connecticut Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 20,351 total crimes reported in Litchfield County, Connecticut (1,521 of them violent). Of the 2,035 crimes that take place per year in Litchfield County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Litchfield County, Connecticut every 4 hours. This includes 13 murders, 131 rapes, and at least fifteen thousand thefts (including 1,145 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Litchfield County, Connecticut for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Litchfield County has risen by 6%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 15%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Litchfield County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two thousand for Litchfield County, Connecticut in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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