50 Safest Cities
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.
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.
This statistic shows how many police officers there are per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, there was an average of 2.4 sworn officers per 1,000 inhabitants as of 2011, reports the FBI.
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!
East Hampton, CT
New Canaan, CT
Old Saybrook, CT
New Milford, CT
North Branford, CT
Rocky Hill, CT
Windsor Locks, CT
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 Rank||City||Population||Median Income||Violent Crime||Property Crime||Law Officer||Safety Score|
|51||Groton Town, CT||29,524||n/a||1.22||15.72||2.13||80.67|
|52||Wolcott, CT||16,632||87,045||0.3 -||16.71||1.32||80.54|
|56||South Windsor, CT||25,740||105,986||0.54||17.21||1.59||80.12|
|63||North Haven, CT||23,646||96,273||0.72||19.62||2.07||78.47|
|69||East Haven, CT||28,739||63,051||1.43||21.12||1.81||76.75|
|73||West Haven, CT||54,342||55,299||2.61||21.2||2.17||75.7|
|77||East Hartford, CT||50,067||52,049||2.66||24.59||2.5||73.49|
|80||East Windsor, CT||11,383||75,056||1.14||26.62||2.2||73.03|
|84||West Hartford, CT||62,812||95,298||1.07||29.6||1.94||71.1|
|86||New London, CT||26,880||37,331||4.91||27.57||2.53||69.47|
|87||New Britain, CT||72,442||43,611||3.71||28.81||2.18||69.41|
|91||New Haven, CT||129,953||39,191||8.46||40.1||3.29||57.7|
|92||Hartford, CT||122,891||33,841||10.93 -||39.93||3.17||55.27|
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Police offer rates per 1000 people
- 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, total number of police officers, and the total number of civilians working in law offices.