Safest Cities in Alabama

Overall, Connecticut ranks as one of the safest states in the nation. Despite being densely populated as a whole, the small New England state’s lack of a major urban center (its most populous city, Bridgeport, has just 144,229 inhabitants) and claim to the highest per capita income in the U.S. goes a long way in explaining Connecticut’s impressively low crime numbers.

2.62 Average violent crime per 1,000
20.21 Average property crime per 1,000

The safest community in Connecticut is the small town of Weston, the state’s only town over 10,000 in population not to report a violent crime. Along with its mere 15 property crimes reported (good enough for a staggeringly low 1.44 property crimes per 1,000), these statistics were good enough to place it in the top ten, nationwide.

Ridgefield (#2) and Newtown (#3) posted crime numbers that were nearly as impressive, with both boasting a violent crimes per 1,000 average of nearly zero and property crime numbers of less than 3 per 1,000. Newtown is of course known as the spot of the horrific 2012 elementary school shooting. However, this tragic anomaly aside, the community is extremely safe.

1.  WESTON

10,425 Population
0 Violent Crimes
15 Property Crimes

2. RIDGEFIELD

25,358 Population
2 Violent Crimes
72 Property Crimes

3. NEWTOWN

28,105 Population
3 Violent Crimes
83 Property Crimes
newtown crime 2018

4. WILTON

18,845 Population
1 Violent Crimes
71 Property Crimes

5. MONROE

19,898 Population
2 Violent Crimes
82 Property Crimes

Connecticut's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Weston10,4250150.001.44
2Ridgefield25,3582720.082.84
3Newtown28,1053830.112.95
4Wilton18,8451710.053.77
5Monroe19,8982820.104.12
6Madison18,2121830.054.56
7Plainfield15,01514610.934.06
8New Canaan20,50931310.156.39
9Greenwich62,970144030.226.40
10Suffield15,6419960.586.14
11Granby11,3012770.186.81
12Avon18,46411310.057.09
13Simsbury24,51971660.296.77
14Brookfield17,278101260.587.29
15Bethel19,71211620.058.22
16Cheshire29,25942440.148.34
17East Hampton12,83941070.318.33
18Westport28,19872480.258.79
19North Branford14,23461250.428.78
20Guilford22,34382000.368.95
21Coventry12,43731270.2410.21
22Darien21,99512420.0511.00
23Seymour16,46271780.4310.81
24Shelton41,638284350.6710.45
25Canton10,33701200.0011.61
26New Milford27,111292721.0710.03
27Plymouth11,73141310.3411.17
28Old Saybrook10,14511170.1011.53
29Vernon28,915203390.6911.72
30South Windsor25,80343550.1613.76
31Stonington18,337132520.7113.74
32Rocky Hill20,08592890.4514.39
33Willimantic17,766242321.3513.06
34Wallingford44,840246410.5414.30
35Windsor Locks12,543121920.9615.31
36Berlin20,695203230.9715.61
37Fairfield61,889381,0020.6116.19
38Bristol60,445559530.9115.77
39Wolcott16,66652880.3017.28
40Groton Town29,910384751.2715.88
41Danbury85,3351611,3631.8915.97
42Winchester10,75071920.6517.86
43Naugatuck31,469375451.1817.32
44East Windsor11,443161971.4017.22
45Torrington34,626625761.7916.63
46Ansonia18,776243311.2817.63
47Branford28,168105430.3619.28
48Stamford130,1163512,0732.7015.93
49Norwich39,7711216213.0415.61
50Windsor28,998295431.0018.73
51Enfield44,258757861.6917.76
52Norwalk88,9892951,4273.3216.04
53Watertown21,792214350.9619.96
54Middletown46,580709271.5019.90
55West Haven54,8001351,0422.4619.01
56Southington43,948419420.9321.43
57Milford53,752341,2150.6322.60
58Stratford52,841671,1601.2721.95
59Clinton13,008202821.5421.68
60East Haven28,879326571.1122.75
61Orange13,94093420.6524.53
62North Haven23,777225820.9324.48
63Waterford19,236404382.0822.77
64Trumbull36,741428961.1424.39
65West Hartford62,979401,5890.6425.23
66Farmington25,684176520.6625.39
67Newington30,610227900.7225.81
68Cromwell14,04173690.5026.28
69Derby12,660392983.0823.54
70Bloomfield20,801525152.5024.76
71Meriden59,8122271,3673.8022.85
72Hamden61,1381951,5073.1924.65
73Manchester57,9571071,5591.8526.90
74Plainville17,782314901.7427.56
75East Hartford50,7331471,3122.9025.86
76Bridgeport148,1801,1153,2587.5221.99
77New Britain72,7202162,1212.9729.17
78New London27,0921937437.1227.43
79Waterbury108,4915504,1995.0738.70
80New Haven130,4251,2195,4929.3542.11
81Hartford123,7361,3535,19710.9342.00

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Connecticut, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total (due to their severity) than property crimes. 

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