Connecticut’s
50 Safest Cities

2019

Connecticut has it all, from urban cities to sprawling greenery. It was the first state where someone invented the hamburger, Polaroid camera, helicopter, and color television, plus, it was the home of the first automobile law to pass (which mandated that cars drive at no more than 12 miles per hour). From Hartford to New Haven to Stamford, Connecticut is a center for business, higher education and United States history.

What is there to do in Connecticut? Before your visit is over, make sure you check out:

  • Mohegan Sun: From golfing to gambling, from relaxing to eating at 46 dining options, this casino resort in Uncasville has it all
  • Mystic Aquarium: With beluga whales, sea lions, and African penguins, this aquarium is right near the water in the beautiful town of Mystic
  • Gillette Castle State Park: Want to see a real-life castle? Head to the Connecticut River in East Haddam to view this state park, with a castle in the American Craftsman architectural style.

The safest city in Connecticut is Easton. With a population just over 7,500 and a high median income over nearly $137,000, there are literally zero violent crimes per 1000 people and only 1.32 property crimes for the same population! Located in Fairfield County, its 2,762 households have all the security in the world, as both violent and property crimes are down from last year. Other top picks include Weston, Ridgefield, and Madison. Greenwich, Westport, and Danbury also made the list, while the state’s largest cities did not.

2.28

This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI. 

2.037
This statistic shows how many motor vehicles were stolen per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, the rate was 238.8 per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI.
17.699

Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.

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Maybe you’re planning a trip to Connecticut, or maybe you have to move there. Whatever the reason, we scoured the FBI’s crime statistics to produce a list of the safest cities in Connecticut. For a detailed methodology, scroll to the bottom of this page. Otherwise, let’s get started!

1
Easton, Connecticut
Easton
Safety Score: 91.86

Easton, CT

Population 7,570
Median Income 136,786
Households 2,762
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.13
Property Crimes 1.32
Property Crime -3.91

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Newtown, Connecticut
Newtown
Safety Score: 89.89

Newtown, CT

Population 27,908
Median Income 129,531
Households 691
Violent Crime 0.39
Violent Crime +0.28
Property Crimes 3.4
Property Crime 0.45

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Weston, Connecticut
Weston
Safety Score: 89.79

Weston, CT

Population 10,320
Median Income 219,868
Households 3,448
Violent Crime 0.39
Violent Crime +0.39
Property Crimes 3.59
Property Crime 2.15

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
Ridgefield
Safety Score: 89.62

Ridgefield, CT

Population 25,127
Median Income 151,399
Households 9,089
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.08
Property Crimes 4.38
Property Crime 1.54

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Madison, Connecticut
Madison
Safety Score: 89.29

Madison, CT

Population 18,130
Median Income 108,167
Households 6,749
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.05
Property Crimes 4.74
Property Crime 0.18

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East Hampton, Connecticut
East Hampto.
Safety Score: 88.82

East Hampton, CT

Population 12,855
Median Income 99,104
Households 4,941
Violent Crime 0.39
Violent Crime +0.08
Property Crimes 4.75
Property Crime -3.58

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Plainfield, Connecticut
Plainfield
Safety Score: 88.61

Plainfield, CT

Population 15,011
Median Income 67,409
Households 5,694
Violent Crime 0.8
Violent Crime -0.13
Property Crimes 4.53
Property Crime 0.47

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New Canaan, Connecticut
New Canaan
Safety Score: 88.44

New Canaan, CT

Population 20,364
Median Income 174,677
Households 7,042
Violent Crime 0.1
Violent Crime -0.05
Property Crimes 6.29
Property Crime -0.1

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Cheshire, Connecticut
Cheshire
Safety Score: 88.36

Cheshire, CT

Population 29,282
Median Income 107,579
Households 10,214
Violent Crime 0.1
Violent Crime -0.04
Property Crimes 5.98
Property Crime -2.36

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Canton, Connecticut
Canton
Safety Score: 87.97

Canton, CT

Population 10,285
Median Income 90,594
Households 4,065
Violent Crime 0.19
Violent Crime +0.19
Property Crimes 6.32
Property Crime -5.29

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Simsbury, Connecticut
Simsbury
Safety Score: 87.81

Simsbury, CT

Population 24,559
Median Income 116,444
Households 9,056
Violent Crime 0.16
Violent Crime -0.13
Property Crimes 6.68
Property Crime -0.09

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Brookfield, Connecticut
Brookfield
Safety Score: 87.69

Brookfield, CT

Population 17,203
Median Income 113,009
Households 6,122
Violent Crime 0.17
Violent Crime -0.41
Property Crimes 7.09
Property Crime -0.2

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Suffield, Connecticut
Suffield
Safety Score: 87.45

Suffield, CT

Population 15,602
Median Income 105,777
Households 4,927
Violent Crime 0.19
Violent Crime -0.39
Property Crimes 6.99
Property Crime 0.85

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Greenwich, Connecticut
Greenwich
Safety Score: 87.44

Greenwich, CT

Population 62,531
Median Income 138,180
Households 22,284
Violent Crime 0.34
Violent Crime +0.12
Property Crimes 7.53
Property Crime 1.13

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Wilton, Connecticut
Wilton
Safety Score: 87.38

Wilton, CT

Population 18,643
Median Income 180,313
Households 5,978
Violent Crime 0.21
Violent Crime +0.16
Property Crimes 7.67
Property Crime 3.9

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Ledyard, Connecticut
Ledyard
Safety Score: 87.31

Ledyard, CT

Population 14,889
Median Income 88,163
Households 5,625
Violent Crime 1.01
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 6.18
Property Crime NAN

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Monroe, Connecticut
Monroe
Safety Score: 87.09

Monroe, CT

Population 19,682
Median Income 109,631
Households 6,865
Violent Crime 0.51
Violent Crime +0.41
Property Crimes 7.67
Property Crime 3.55

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Granby, Connecticut
Granby
Safety Score: 87.02

Granby, CT

Population 11,241
Median Income 111,220
Households 4,280
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.18
Property Crimes 7.92
Property Crime 1.11

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Seymour, Connecticut
Seymour
Safety Score: 86.93

Seymour, CT

Population 16,555
Median Income 75,550
Households 6,146
Violent Crime 0.72
Violent Crime +0.29
Property Crimes 7.67
Property Crime -3.14

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Redding, Connecticut
Redding
Safety Score: 86.86

Redding, CT

Population 9,223
Median Income 129,763
Households 3,475
Violent Crime 0.43
Violent Crime +0.32
Property Crimes 7.81
Property Crime 3.73

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Old Saybroo.
Safety Score: 86.8

Old Saybrook, CT

Population 10,070
Median Income 74,185
Households 4,255
Violent Crime 0.2
Violent Crime +0.1
Property Crimes 8.14
Property Crime -3.39

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
Woodbridge
Safety Score: 86.33

Woodbridge, CT

Population 8,816
Median Income 138,320
Households 2,876
Violent Crime 0.34
Violent Crime +0.23
Property Crimes 9.3
Property Crime -5.59

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Avon, Connecticut
Avon
Safety Score: 86.28

Avon, CT

Population 18,397
Median Income 125,536
Households 6,970
Violent Crime 0.11
Violent Crime +0.06
Property Crimes 9.02
Property Crime 1.93

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Coventry, Connecticut
Coventry
Safety Score: 86.22

Coventry, CT

Population 12,431
Median Income 88,562
Households 4,710
Violent Crime 0.32
Violent Crime +0.08
Property Crimes 8.53
Property Crime -1.68

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Bethel, Connecticut
Bethel
Safety Score: 86.2

Bethel, CT

Population 19,796
Median Income 97,289
Households 7,113
Violent Crime 0.45
Violent Crime +0.4
Property Crimes 8.64
Property Crime 0.42

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Westport, Connecticut
Westport
Safety Score: 85.39

Westport, CT

Population 28,079
Median Income 181,360
Households 9,820
Violent Crime 0.18
Violent Crime -0.07
Property Crimes 10.61
Property Crime 1.82

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Shelton, Connecticut
Shelton
Safety Score: 85.24

Shelton, CT

Population 41,625
Median Income 89,250
Households 15,961
Violent Crime 0.67
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 9.51
Property Crime -0.94

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New Milford, Connecticut
New Milford
Safety Score: 84.7

New Milford, CT

Population 26,993
Median Income 83,676
Households 10,274
Violent Crime 0.96
Violent Crime -0.11
Property Crimes 10.11
Property Crime 0.08

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Guilford, Connecticut
Guilford
Safety Score: 84.15

Guilford, CT

Population 22,259
Median Income 107,587
Households 8,582
Violent Crime 0.22
Violent Crime -0.14
Property Crimes 11.86
Property Crime 2.91

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Darien, Connecticut
Darien
Safety Score: 84.11

Darien, CT

Population 21,910
Median Income 208,848
Households 6,703
Violent Crime 0.14
Violent Crime +0.09
Property Crimes 12.46
Property Crime 1.46

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Portland, Connecticut
Portland
Safety Score: 84.07

Portland, CT

Population 9,324
Median Income 88,433
Households 3,930
Violent Crime 0.86
Violent Crime -0.1
Property Crimes 11.05
Property Crime 2.62

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Middlebury, Connecticut
Middlebury
Safety Score: 83.96

Middlebury, CT

Population 7,651
Median Income 105,036
Households 2,697
Violent Crime 0.65
Violent Crime +0.26
Property Crimes 11.63
Property Crime 3.65

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Winchester, Connecticut
Winchester
Safety Score: 83.91

Winchester, CT

Population 10,677
Median Income 57,468
Households 4,787
Violent Crime 1.03
Violent Crime +0.38
Property Crimes 11.33
Property Crime -6.53

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North Branford, Connecticut
North Branf.
Safety Score: 83.54

North Branford, CT

Population 14,163
Median Income 83,637
Households 5,439
Violent Crime 0.42
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 12.43
Property Crime 3.65

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Willimantic, Connecticut
Willimantic
Safety Score: 83.37

Willimantic, CT

Population 17,768
Median Income 33,564
Households 5,644
Violent Crime 1.69
Violent Crime +0.34
Property Crimes 11.43
Property Crime -1.63

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Vernon, Connecticut
Vernon
Safety Score: 83.21

Vernon, CT

Population 29,142
Median Income 60,648
Households 13,194
Violent Crime 0.75
Violent Crime +0.06
Property Crimes 12.52
Property Crime 0.8

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Plymouth, Connecticut
Plymouth
Safety Score: 83.17

Plymouth, CT

Population 11,671
Median Income 73,430
Households 4,842
Violent Crime 0.6
Violent Crime +0.26
Property Crimes 12.85
Property Crime 1.68

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Stonington, Connecticut
Stonington
Safety Score: 82.92

Stonington, CT

Population 18,666
Median Income 77,578
Households 517
Violent Crime 0.91
Violent Crime +0.2
Property Crimes 12.86
Property Crime -0.88

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Rocky Hill
Safety Score: 82.49

Rocky Hill, CT

Population 20,189
Median Income 79,421
Households 8,547
Violent Crime 0.25
Violent Crime -0.2
Property Crimes 14.36
Property Crime -0.03

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Wallingford, Connecticut
Wallingford
Safety Score: 82.35

Wallingford, CT

Population 44,577
Median Income 77,128
Households 18,443
Violent Crime 0.56
Violent Crime +0.02
Property Crimes 13.86
Property Crime -0.44

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Fairfield, Connecticut
Fairfield
Safety Score: 81.96

Fairfield, CT

Population 61,402
Median Income 127,746
Households 20,365
Violent Crime 0.37
Violent Crime -0.24
Property Crimes 14.9
Property Crime -1.29

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Danbury, Connecticut
Danbury
Safety Score: 81.95

Danbury, CT

Population 85,614
Median Income 68,068
Households 29,692
Violent Crime 1.9
Violent Crime +0.01
Property Crimes 12.91
Property Crime -3.06

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
Glastonbury
Safety Score: 81.84

Glastonbury, CT

Population 34,606
Median Income 111,645
Households 13,587
Violent Crime 0.69
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 14.59
Property Crime NAN

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Watertown, Connecticut
Watertown
Safety Score: 81.8

Watertown, CT

Population 21,672
Median Income 77,946
Households 8,423
Violent Crime 0.88
Violent Crime -0.08
Property Crimes 14.44
Property Crime -5.52

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
Naugatuck
Safety Score: 81.71

Naugatuck, CT

Population 31,310
Median Income 63,452
Households 11,765
Violent Crime 1.15
Violent Crime -0.03
Property Crimes 14.31
Property Crime -3.01

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
Wethersfiel.
Safety Score: 81.43

Wethersfield, CT

Population 26,116
Median Income 81,452
Households 10,778
Violent Crime 1.15
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 14.78
Property Crime NAN

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Thomaston, Connecticut
Thomaston
Safety Score: 81.38

Thomaston, CT

Population 7,548
Median Income 67,639
Households 3,096
Violent Crime 0.79
Violent Crime -0.8
Property Crimes 15.37
Property Crime -4.45

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Putnam, Connecticut
Putnam
Safety Score: 81.32

Putnam, CT

Population 9,293
Median Income 58,416
Households 3,874
Violent Crime 2.8
Violent Crime +0.12
Property Crimes 12.48
Property Crime 0.48

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Windsor Loc.
Safety Score: 81.31

Windsor Locks, CT

Population 12,513
Median Income 67,072
Households 5,078
Violent Crime 0.8
Violent Crime -0.16
Property Crimes 15.58
Property Crime 0.27

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Middletown, Connecticut
Middletown
Safety Score: 81.1

Middletown, CT

Population 46,363
Median Income 63,914
Households 19,187
Violent Crime 1.06
Violent Crime -0.44
Property Crimes 15.75
Property Crime -4.15

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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?

No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!

Safety RankCityPopulation Median IncomeViolent CrimeProperty CrimeLaw OfficerSafety Score
51Groton Town, CT29,524n/a1.22 15.72 2.1380.67
52Wolcott, CT16,63287,0450.3 -16.71 1.3280.54
53Stamford, CT130,18984,8932.24 15.25 2.1780.27
54Southington, CT43,76990,7960.71 16.72 1.4680.13
55South Windsor, CT25,740105,9860.54 17.21 1.5980.12
56Torrington, CT34,37261,3131.63 16.23 2.3380.12
57Milford, CT54,26585,2580.44 17.82 2.1279.96
58Bristol, CT60,09064,5861.02 17.06 279.95
59Norwich, CT39,39353,6822.61 15.26 2.1379.67
60Cromwell, CT13,95385,8560.72 18.71 1.9479.18
61Ansonia, CT18,64745,5631.18 18.93 2.3178.76
62Enfield, CT44,32173,4941.78 17.98 2.0878.63
63North Haven, CT23,64696,2730.72 19.62 2.0778.47
64Branford, CT28,02775,3660.57 19.8 1.8278.45
65Norwalk, CT88,84981,5462.87 16.94 2.0178.44
66Groton, CT9,09355,5671.87 18.7 3.0878.18
67Berlin, CT20,60193,3281.31 19.42 1.9978.01
68Farmington, CT25,55194,7850.74 21.02 1.7277.36
69East Haven, CT28,73963,0511.43 21.12 1.8176.75
70Hamden, CT61,04274,2813 19.25 1.7576.59
71Waterford, CT19,03479,1751.63 21.28 2.3676.54
72Stratford, CT52,26372,7571.7 21.37 1.9976.4
73West Haven, CT54,34255,2992.61 21.2 2.1775.7
74Trumbull, CT36,265115,3461.52 23.38 2.1575.17
75Orange, CT13,904109,5380.5 26.04 3.3174.64
76Clinton, CT12,91576,5091.39 24.31 2.0974.34
77East Hartford, CT50,06752,0492.66 24.59 2.573.49
78Derby, CT12,58657,4323.34 24.31 2.773.13
79Manchester, CT57,80867,3251.87 25.76 1.8973.09
80East Windsor, CT11,38375,0561.14 26.62 2.273.03
81Windsor, CT28,83689,5650.73 27.67 1.872.78
82Meriden, CT59,41757,3503.75 24.1 1.8772.48
83Bloomfield, CT20,66773,5931.74 27.82 2.2371.81
84West Hartford, CT62,81295,2981.07 29.6 1.9471.1
85Newington, CT30,40279,1811.35 30.82 1.6469.94
86New London, CT26,88037,3314.91 27.57 2.5369.47
87New Britain, CT72,44243,6113.71 28.81 2.1869.41
88Bridgeport, CT146,11044,8419 23.38 2.6668.86
89Plainville, CT17,66962,4591.98 33.9 2.0967.34
90Waterbury, CT107,92440,8795.04 38.32 2.5762
91New Haven, CT129,95339,1918.46 40.1 3.2957.7
92Hartford, CT122,89133,84110.93 -39.93 3.1755.27

How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?

Of course, this isn’t just the safest cities according to personal opinion. Rather, we used the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data to choose our top picks, based on factors like:

  • Murder rate
  • Rape rate
  • Robbery Rate
  • Assault rate
  • Burglary rate
  • Theft rate
  • Vehicle theft rate
  • Arson rates
  • Median Income

For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.

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