Safest Places to Live in Connecticut 2021

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Last Update: January 21, 2021 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.

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, 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 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.

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 that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

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

30 Safest Places in Connecticut 2021

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Weston 10 254 0 0,00
2 Granby 11 386 0 0,00
3 Madison 18 087 0 0,00
4 Ridgefield 25 050 1 0,04
5 New Canaan 20 268 2 0,10
6 Simsbury 25 169 3 0,12
7 Darien 21 880 3 0,14
8 Westport 28 332 4 0,14
9 Monroe 19 466 3 0,15
10 Plymouth 11 573 2 0,17
11 Old Saybrook 10 069 2 0,20
12 Newtown 27 795 6 0,22
13 Wilton 18 439 4 0,22
14 Avon 18 320 4 0,22
15 East Hampton 12 842 3 0,23
16 Brookfield 17 071 4 0,23
17 Farmington 25 525 6 0,24
18 Orange 13 948 4 0,29
19 Bethel 19 855 6 0,30
20 Suffield 15 740 5 0,32
21 Branford 28 002 9 0,32
22 Greenwich 62 905 22 0,35
23 Cromwell 13 894 5 0,36
24 Wallingford 44 457 17 0,38
25 Ledyard 14 698 6 0,41
26 Windsor 28 717 12 0,42
27 Wolcott 16 642 7 0,42
28 Waterford 18 812 8 0,43
29 East Lyme 18 588 8 0,43
30 Cheshire 29 167 13 0,45

Crime Score in All Cities in Connecticut 2021

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at 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
1 Groton Long Point 509 0 0,00

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Easton 7 519 0 0,00
2 Redding 9 120 2 0,22
3 Middlebury 7 750 2 0,26
4 Portland 9 281 4 0,43
5 Thomaston 7 521 4 0,53
6 Woodbridge 8 782 6 0,68
7 Groton 8 967 16 1,78
8 Putnam 9 374 18 1,92

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Weston 10 254 0 0,00
2 Granby 11 386 0 0,00
3 Madison 18 087 0 0,00
4 Ridgefield 25 050 1 0,04
5 New Canaan 20 268 2 0,10
6 Simsbury 25 169 3 0,12
7 Darien 21 880 3 0,14
8 Westport 28 332 4 0,14
9 Monroe 19 466 3 0,15
10 Plymouth 11 573 2 0,17
11 Old Saybrook 10 069 2 0,20
12 Newtown 27 795 6 0,22
13 Wilton 18 439 4 0,22
14 Avon 18 320 4 0,22
15 East Hampton 12 842 3 0,23
16 Brookfield 17 071 4 0,23
17 Farmington 25 525 6 0,24
18 Orange 13 948 4 0,29
19 Bethel 19 855 6 0,30
20 Suffield 15 740 5 0,32
21 Branford 28 002 9 0,32
22 Cromwell 13 894 5 0,36
23 Ledyard 14 698 6 0,41
24 Windsor 28 717 12 0,42
25 Wolcott 16 642 7 0,42
26 Waterford 18 812 8 0,43
27 East Lyme 18 588 8 0,43
28 Cheshire 29 167 13 0,45
29 Guilford 22 194 10 0,45
30 North Haven 23 642 11 0,47
31 Canton 10 267 5 0,49
32 South Windsor 26 097 13 0,50
33 Seymour 16 505 9 0,55
34 Vernon 29 318 16 0,55
35 New Milford 26 835 15 0,56
36 North Branford 14 127 8 0,57
37 Rocky Hill 20 199 12 0,59
38 Watertown 21 534 13 0,60
39 Windsor Locks 12 924 8 0,62
40 Winchester 10 585 7 0,66
41 Stonington 18 439 15 0,81
42 Wethersfield 26 009 23 0,88
43 Berlin 20 500 19 0,93
44 Clinton 12 914 12 0,93
45 Coventry 12 411 12 0,97
46 Groton Town 29 046 34 1,17
47 Plainfield 15 145 18 1,19
48 East Windsor 11 399 14 1,23
49 Willimantic 17 660 22 1,25
50 East Haven 28 635 36 1,26
51 Bloomfield 21 406 27 1,26
52 Plainville 17 610 33 1,87
53 Derby 12 468 24 1,92
54 Ansonia 18 656 36 1,93
55 New London 26 856 79 2,94

30,000 – 100,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Greenwich 62 905 22 0,35
2 Wallingford 44 457 17 0,38
3 Fairfield 62 239 31 0,50
4 Milford 54 898 29 0,53
5 Shelton 41 287 22 0,53
6 West Hartford 62 875 36 0,57
7 Southington 43 886 26 0,59
8 Glastonbury 34 497 22 0,64
9 Newington 30 060 24 0,80
10 Middletown 45 963 38 0,83
11 Bristol 59 977 53 0,88
12 Naugatuck 31 214 30 0,96
13 Torrington 33 972 36 1,06
14 Enfield 44 443 49 1,10
15 Danbury 85 167 97 1,14
16 Trumbull 35 772 45 1,26
17 Stratford 52 034 71 1,36
18 East Hartford 49 842 76 1,52
19 West Haven 54 794 85 1,55
20 Manchester 57 630 100 1,74
21 Norwalk 89 440 183 2,05
22 Meriden 59 378 157 2,64
23 Hamden 60 855 199 3,27
24 Norwich 38 964 149 3,82
25 New Britain 72 354 306 4,23

Over 100,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Stamford 130 678 264 2,02
2 Waterbury 107 812 325 3,01
3 Bridgeport 144 908 843 5,82
4 Hartford 122 245 1 049 8,58
5 New Haven 130 494 1 168 8,95

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?

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