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5 Most Dangerous Cities in Connecticut

Connecticut Most Dangerous Cities

What are the most dangerous cities in Connecticut? To get the lowdown on the cities in Connecticut that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. A crime is a crime, so we took both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of Connecticut’s most dangerous cities. Our list of dangerous cities, however, are ranked according to violent crime rate.*

We realize that this topic is inherently controversial in nature and hits close to home. We are aware that there are many different ways to present this data, but when compiling this list we chose to consider not just murder rate, but both violent and property crimes. Our list is ranked by violent crime rate, but check each city listing to get a general idea of the city’s ranking in terms of overall criminal offenses. Only cities with populations over 5,000 were considered.

1. New Haven, CT: Connecticut’s Most Dangerous City

Dangerous Cities in Connecticut: New Haven, CT

Population: 129,934
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 14.39 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 50.15 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 64.54 per 1,000 residents

New Haven has a crime rate of about 65 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in New Haven? One in 15.

New Haven’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #1

These statistics make New Haven the most dangerous city in Connecticut.

2. New London, CT

Dangerous Cities in Connecticut: New London CT

Population: 27,643
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 13.24 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 27.64 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 40.88 per 1,000 residents

New London has a crime rate of about 41 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in New London? One in 24.

New London’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #6

3. Hartford, CT

Dangerous Cities in Connecticut: Hartford, CT

Population: 125,203
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 13.24 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 42.48 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 55.70 per 1,000 residents

Hartford has a crime rate of about 56 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Hartford? One in 18.

Hartford’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #2

4. Bridgeport, CT

Dangerous Cities in Connecticut: Bridgeport, CT

Population: 146,030
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 12.05 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 35.29 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 47.34 per 1,000 residents

Bridgeport has a crime rate of about 47 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Bridgeport? One in 21.

Bridgeport’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #3

5. West Haven, CT

Dangerous Cities in Connecticut: West Haven, CT

Population: 55,626
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.73 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 26.01 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 31.75 per 1,000 residents

West Haven has a crime rate of about 32 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in West Haven? One in 31.

West Haven’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #13

Note: We use a standard computational formula to calculate our crime rates. This same formula is used by various state government criminal justice departments to calculate crime rate.

VIOLENT CRIMES + PROPERTY CRIMES = TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES

TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES / POPULATION * 1000 = CRIME RATE

*Only cities included in the 2012 FBI UCR with populations of 5,000 or higher were considered for our rankings.

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