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How Much Crime Occurs in Your Town?

Mapping crime rates across Connecticut by population and density.

On our quest to find the safest and most dangerous towns in Connecticut, Patch is breaking down the numbers behind major crimes recorded in every town in the state in 2012.

Statewide, Connecticut’s Crime Index is 23.92, with 85,864 major crimes reported among just under 3.6 million people. The average Crime Index for all towns is 14.7.

Use the interactive map above to find the breakdown for each town and check out the 17 highest and lowest Crime Indexes in the state here.

Statewide Stats (per 1,000 persons)

Murder Rate: 0.03
Rape Rate: 0.25
Robbery Rate: 1.02
Aggravated Assault Rate: 1.49
Burglary Rate: 4.07
Larceny Rate: 15.29
Auto Theft Rate: 1.76
Arson Rate: 0.09

concerned July 14, 2014 at 06:30 AM
I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS PERSON GETS THEIR INFORMATION FROM. I HAVE LIVED IN ENFIELD FOR OVER 70 YEARS AND THE FIGURES ARE ALL WRONG. CHECK YOUR FACTS
IOU July 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM
I never trust crime numbers. The police supply the data and it's in the best interest of the police if the crime rate is very low. It makes residents feel safe. It gives job security to the police if the residents are led to believe the police are doing a good job. There was an incident in my town a few years ago where a man murdered his wife. But the crime stats said there were no murders. I lost interest in our police stats at that point.
John Q. Public July 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM
The more police officers a town has per person, the more 'crime' gets reported!
Ken Anderson July 15, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Whoever compiled this shouldn't be taken seriously. They've got five different Hartfords demarcated (all with the same stats though--?) and yet they forgot at least one whole town. I'm not going to say which one--that's their job, but if I had to remark on the State of Union, I'd just say "very, very swollen." C'mon, if they're going to offer stats like this at least get the flipping map right! Sheesh.

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