The Safest Towns in Connecticut for 2019

The Safest Towns in Connecticut for 2019

Connecticut is considered one of the safest states in America with a violent crime rate 42% lower than the national average. Not to mention, we’re also ranked second on the Human Development Index (an average of education, life expectancy, and salaries in all fifty states) is another feather in its cap!

Given Connecticut’s proactive approach to crime fighting, we weren’t surprised that the state’s top five safest cities are also some of the safest in the nation. Almost half of the cities on our list are in Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, or Massachusetts—all northeastern states. See the full list.

Based on a recent FBI Crime Report, the state’s overall crime rate is approximately 30% lower than the United States average. Even more impressive is that altogether, the fifty safest cities in Connecticut are 65% safer than the nation as a whole.

Alright, let’s get into the list!

 

1. Darien

Population: 21,995
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.05
Property crimes per 1,000: 11.00
Total crime: 0.41% violent, 99.59% property

 

2. Ridgefield

Population: 25,358
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.08
Property crimes per 1,000: 2.84
Total crime: 2.78% violent, 97.22% property

 

3. Newtown

Population: 28,105
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.11
Property crimes per 1,000: 2.95
Total crime: 3.61% violent, 96.39% property

 

4. Cheshire

Population: 29,295
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.14
Property crimes per 1,000: 8.34
Total crime: 1.64% violent, 98.36% property

 

5. South Windsor

Population:  25,803
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.16
Property crimes per 1,000: 13.76
Total crime: 1.13% violent, 98.87% property

 

6. Greenwich

Population: 62,970
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.22
Property crimes per 1,000: 6.40
Total crime: 3.47% violent, 96.53% property

 

7. Westport

Population: 28,198
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.25
Property crimes per 1,000: 8.79
Total crime: 2.82% violent, 97.18% property

 

8. Simsbury

Population: 24,519
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.29
Property crimes per 1,000: 6.77
Total crime: 4.22% violent, 95.78% property

 

9. Branford

Population: 28,168
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.36
Property crimes per 1,000: 19.28
Total crime: 1.84% violent, 98.16% property

 

10. Guilford

Population: 22,343
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.36
Property crimes per 1,000: 8.95
Total crime: 4.00% violent, 96.00% property

 

11. Wallingford

Population: 44,840
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.54
Property crimes per 1,000: 14.30
Total crime: 3.74% violent, 96.26% property

 

12. Fairfield

Population: 61,889
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.61
Property crimes per 1,000: 16.19
Total crime: 3.79% violent, 96.21% property

 

13. Milford

Population: 53,752
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.63
Property crimes per 1,000: 22.60
Total crime: 2.80% violent, 97.20% property

 

14. West Hartford

Population: 62,979
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.64
Property crimes per 1,000: 25.23
Total crime: 2.52% violent, 97.48% property

 

15. Farmington

Population: 25,684
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.66
Property crimes per 1,000: 25.39
Total crime: 2.61% violent, 97.39% property

 

16. Shelton

Population: 41,638
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.67
Property crimes per 1,000: 10.45
Total crime: 6.44% violent, 93.56% property

 

17. Vernon

Population: 28,915
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.69
Property crimes per 1,000: 11.72
Total crime: 5.90% violent, 94.10% property

 

18. Bristol

Population: 60,445
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.91
Property crimes per 1,000: 15.77
Total crime: 5.77% violent, 94.23% property

 

19. North Haven

Population: 23,777
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.925
Property crimes per 1,000: 24.48
Total crime: 3.78% violent, 96.22% property

 

20. Southington

Population: 43,948
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.93
Property crimes per 1,000: 21.43
Total crime: 4.35% violent, 95.65% property

(SafeWise, 2018)

 

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