Safest Places to Live in Connecticut 2020

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Last Update: December 7, 2017 Living

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.

It was very important in the creating of the United States, as it 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, this makes it the 4th most densely populated state.

The capital of Connecticut is Hartford, while the largest city is Bridgeport (almost 150,000 residents). According to 2010 census, Connecticut is the state with the highest per-capita income, human development index and median household income. Its economy is very developed, which is a great invitation for all people considering to move to this state.

The violent crime rate increased by 0.1% (0.1% per 100,000 people as well) from 2016 to 2017, making Connecticut one of the safest states in the US.

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, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

30 Safest Places in Connecticut 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Easton 7590 0 0,00
2 Weston 10351 0 0,00
3 Madison 18184 0 0,00
4 New Canaan 20461 0 0,00
5 Ridgefield 25260 1 0,04
6 Greenwich 63075 6 0,10
7 Canton 10298 1 0,10
8 Westport 28278 3 0,11
9 Suffield 15688 2 0,13
10 Clinton 12917 2 0,15
11 Cheshire 29337 5 0,17
12 Darien 22050 4 0,18
13 Simsbury 25164 5 0,20
14 Bethel 19974 4 0,20
15 Newtown 28015 6 0,21
16 Redding 9242 2 0,22
17 Avon 18379 4 0,22
18 Woodbridge 8832 2 0,23
19 Granby 11367 3 0,26
20 Wilton 18654 5 0,27
21 Brookfield 17230 5 0,29
22 Rocky Hill 20163 6 0,30
23 Middlebury 7746 3 0,39
24 East Lyme 18744 8 0,43
25 Wolcott 16666 8 0,48
26 Guilford 22268 11 0,49
27 Old Saybrook 10117 5 0,49
28 Orange 14002 7 0,50
29 Cromwell 13950 7 0,50
30 Monroe 19653 10 0,51

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Crime Score in All Cities in Connecticut 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Connecticut cities.

It is obvious that 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
1 Groton Long Point 510 0 0,00

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Easton 7590 0 0,00
2 Redding 9242 2 0,22
3 Woodbridge 8832 2 0,23
4 Middlebury 7746 3 0,39
5 Portland 9340 7 0,75
6 Thomaston 7563 11 1,45
7 Groton 9051 23 2,54
8 Putnam 9325 27 2,90

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Weston 10351 0 0,00
2 Madison 18184 0 0,00
3 New Canaan 20461 0 0,00
4 Ridgefield 25260 1 0,04
5 Canton 10298 1 0,10
6 Westport 28278 3 0,11
7 Suffield 15688 2 0,13
8 Clinton 12917 2 0,15
9 Cheshire 29337 5 0,17
10 Darien 22050 4 0,18
11 Simsbury 25164 5 0,20
12 Bethel 19974 4 0,20
13 Newtown 28015 6 0,21
14 Avon 18379 4 0,22
15 Granby 11367 3 0,26
16 Wilton 18654 5 0,27
17 Brookfield 17230 5 0,29
18 Rocky Hill 20163 6 0,30
19 East Lyme 18744 8 0,43
20 Wolcott 16666 8 0,48
21 Guilford 22268 11 0,49
22 Old Saybrook 10117 5 0,49
23 Orange 14002 7 0,50
24 Cromwell 13950 7 0,50
25 Monroe 19653 10 0,51
26 South Windsor 25968 14 0,54
27 Ledyard 14808 8 0,54
28 Farmington 25602 14 0,55
29 North Haven 23703 13 0,55
30 Waterford 18937 11 0,58
31 Seymour 16589 10 0,60
32 Branford 28121 17 0,60
33 North Branford 14179 9 0,63
34 Stonington 18602 13 0,70
35 Vernon 29304 21 0,72
36 Berlin 20593 15 0,73
37 East Haven 28805 21 0,73
38 New Milford 26956 20 0,74
39 Winchester 10669 8 0,75
40 Windsor Locks 12560 10 0,80
41 Coventry 12438 10 0,80
42 East Hampton 12893 11 0,85
43 Wethersfield 26127 23 0,88
44 Windsor 28867 27 0,94
45 Plymouth 11646 11 0,94
46 Watertown 21631 21 0,97
47 Groton Town 29372 37 1,26
48 Ansonia 18751 25 1,33
49 Plainfield 15049 22 1,46
50 East Windsor 11425 17 1,49
51 Willimantic 17691 29 1,64
52 Plainville 17701 34 1,92
53 Bloomfield 21541 60 2,79
54 Derby 12535 38 3,03
55 New London 26995 122 4,52

30,000 – 100,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Greenwich 63075 6 0,10
2 Fairfield 62452 34 0,54
3 Shelton 41657 23 0,55
4 Glastonbury 34593 20 0,58
5 Wallingford 44680 30 0,67
6 Milford 54754 37 0,68
7 Newington 30382 21 0,69
8 West Hartford 63085 45 0,71
9 Southington 43960 32 0,73
10 Middletown 46314 36 0,78
11 Naugatuck 31400 26 0,83
12 Stratford 52472 53 1,01
13 Bristol 60184 62 1,03
14 Enfield 44574 55 1,23
15 Trumbull 36167 46 1,27
16 Torrington 34286 46 1,34
17 Danbury 85818 133 1,55
18 Manchester 57884 101 1,74
19 West Haven 54738 105 1,92
20 East Hartford 50184 117 2,33
21 Norwich 39318 108 2,75
22 Norwalk 89442 252 2,82
23 Hamden 61234 205 3,35
24 Meriden 59792 215 3,60
25 New Britain 72630 310 4,27

Over 100,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Stamford 132007 218 1,65
2 Waterbury 108378 481 4,44
3 Bridgeport 146819 945 6,44
4 New Haven 131181 1105 8,42
5 Hartford 123117 1313 10,66

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

Thank you!

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