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New Haven County, Connecticut Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 224,686 total crimes reported in New Haven County, Connecticut (17,674 of them violent). Of the 22,469 crimes that take place per year in New Haven County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in New Haven County, Connecticut every 23 minutes. This includes 147 murders, 1,246 rapes, and just about one hundred and seventy-three thousand thefts (including 21,601 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in New Haven County, Connecticut for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in New Haven County has been reduced by 53%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 138%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in New Haven County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seventeen thousand for New Haven County, Connecticut in 2009.

Crime Trends in New Haven 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 New Haven 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

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