Safest Places to Live in Connecticut of February 2024

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Connecticut is situated in the northeastern part of the United States, and it is one of the New England states. It is bordered by Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York. The state was named after the Connecticut River. It has many nicknames, including the Constitution State, the Nutmeg State, the Provisions State, and the Land of Steady Habits.

Connecticut played a vital role in the creating of the United States. The state was one of the original 13 colonies and very influential in the development of the United States federal government.

Connecticut is the 29th most populated state, being home to over 3,5 million people. However, combined with the fact that it is the 3rd smallest state by area, it is the 4th most densely populated state.

The capital of Connecticut is Hartford, while the largest city is Bridgeport (almost 150,000 residents). Connecticut has the highest per-capita income, human development index, and median household income, according to the Census. Its economy is very developed, which is a great invitation for all people considering to move to this state.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 10,000 residents were not included in the list.

30 Safest Places in Connecticut of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Weston10 25400,00
2Granby11 38600,00
3Madison18 08700,00
4Ridgefield25 05010,04
5New Canaan20 26820,10
6Simsbury25 16930,12
7Darien21 88030,14
8Westport28 33240,14
9Monroe19 46630,15
10Plymouth11 57320,17
11Old Saybrook10 06920,20
12Newtown27 79560,22
13Wilton18 43940,22
14Avon18 32040,22
15East Hampton12 84230,23
16Brookfield17 07140,23
17Farmington25 52560,24
18Orange13 94840,29
19Bethel19 85560,30
20Suffield15 74050,32
21Branford28 00290,32
22Greenwich62 905220,35
23Cromwell13 89450,36
24Wallingford44 457170,38
25Ledyard14 69860,41
26Windsor28 717120,42
27Wolcott16 64270,42
28Waterford18 81280,43
29East Lyme18 58880,43
30Cheshire29 167130,45

Crime Score in All Cities in Connecticut of February 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Connecticut cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • 30,000 – 100,000 Residents
  • Over 100,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Groton Long Point50900,00

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Easton7 51900,00
2Redding9 12020,22
3Middlebury7 75020,26
4Portland9 28140,43
5Thomaston7 52140,53
6Woodbridge8 78260,68
7Groton8 967161,78
8Putnam9 374181,92

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Weston10 25400,00
2Granby11 38600,00
3Madison18 08700,00
4Ridgefield25 05010,04
5New Canaan20 26820,10
6Simsbury25 16930,12
7Darien21 88030,14
8Westport28 33240,14
9Monroe19 46630,15
10Plymouth11 57320,17
11Old Saybrook10 06920,20
12Newtown27 79560,22
13Wilton18 43940,22
14Avon18 32040,22
15East Hampton12 84230,23
16Brookfield17 07140,23
17Farmington25 52560,24
18Orange13 94840,29
19Bethel19 85560,30
20Suffield15 74050,32
21Branford28 00290,32
22Cromwell13 89450,36
23Ledyard14 69860,41
24Windsor28 717120,42
25Wolcott16 64270,42
26Waterford18 81280,43
27East Lyme18 58880,43
28Cheshire29 167130,45
29Guilford22 194100,45
30North Haven23 642110,47
31Canton10 26750,49
32South Windsor26 097130,50
33Seymour16 50590,55
34Vernon29 318160,55
35New Milford26 835150,56
36North Branford14 12780,57
37Rocky Hill20 199120,59
38Watertown21 534130,60
39Windsor Locks12 92480,62
40Winchester10 58570,66
41Stonington18 439150,81
42Wethersfield26 009230,88
43Berlin20 500190,93
44Clinton12 914120,93
45Coventry12 411120,97
46Groton Town29 046341,17
47Plainfield15 145181,19
48East Windsor11 399141,23
49Willimantic17 660221,25
50East Haven28 635361,26
51Bloomfield21 406271,26
52Plainville17 610331,87
53Derby12 468241,92
54Ansonia18 656361,93
55New London26 856792,94

30,000 – 100,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Greenwich62 905220,35
2Wallingford44 457170,38
3Fairfield62 239310,50
4Milford54 898290,53
5Shelton41 287220,53
6West Hartford62 875360,57
7Southington43 886260,59
8Glastonbury34 497220,64
9Newington30 060240,80
10Middletown45 963380,83
11Bristol59 977530,88
12Naugatuck31 214300,96
13Torrington33 972361,06
14Enfield44 443491,10
15Danbury85 167971,14
16Trumbull35 772451,26
17Stratford52 034711,36
18East Hartford49 842761,52
19West Haven54 794851,55
20Manchester57 6301001,74
21Norwalk89 4401832,05
22Meriden59 3781572,64
23Hamden60 8551993,27
24Norwich38 9641493,82
25New Britain72 3543064,23

Over 100,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Stamford130 6782642,02
2Waterbury107 8123253,01
3Bridgeport144 9088435,82
4Hartford122 2451 0498,58
5New Haven130 4941 1688,95

How safe do you feel?

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