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New London County, Connecticut Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 36,127 total crimes reported in New London County, Connecticut (4,023 of them violent). Of the 3,613 crimes that happen every year in New London County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in New London County, Connecticut every 2 hours. This includes 33 murders, 616 rapes, and greater than twenty-six thousand thefts (including 2,036 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in New London County, Connecticut for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in New London County has lessened by 7%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 4%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in New London County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three thousand for New London County, Connecticut in 2009.

Crime Trends in New London County, Connecticut (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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