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Safest Places to Live in Connecticut ( 2017 Updated ! )


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.

Although the violent crime rate increased by 2.3% (2.6% per 100,000 people) from 2015 to 2016, Connecticut is one of the safest, if not the safest state in the US. Take a look at our list of the best places to live in Connecticut and see for yourself.

 

Ranking Criteria

Elite Personal Finance extracted data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States in 2016. 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.

 

20 Safest Places in Connecticut 2017

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Weston 10,425 0 0.00
2 Canton 10,337 0 0.00
3 Darien 21,995 1 0.05
4 Bethel 19,712 1 0.05
5 Wilton 18,845 1 0.05
6 Avon 18,464 1 0.05
7 Madison 18,212 1 0.05
8 Ridgefield 25,358 2 0.08
9 Old Saybrook 10,145 1 0.10
10 Monroe 19,898 2 0.10
11 Newtown 28,105 3 0.11
12 Redding 9,317 1 0.11
13 Woodbridge 8,864 1 0.11
14 Easton 7,649 1 0.13
15 Cheshire 29,259 4 0.14
16 New Canaan 20,509 3 0.15
17 South Windsor 25,803 4 0.16
18 Granby 11,301 2 0.18
19 Greenwich 62,970 14 0.22
20 Coventry 12,437 3 0.24

 

 

Crime Score in All Cities in Connecticut

In case your city didn’t make it to top 20, 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 Elite Personal Finance 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
– Over 30,000 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 512 0 0.00

 

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Redding 9,317 1 0.11
2 Woodbridge 8,864 1 0.11
3 Easton 7,649 1 0.13
4 Middlebury 7,645 3 0.39
5 Portland 9,369 9 0.96
6 Thomaston 7,570 12 1.59
7 Groton 9,189 17 1.85
8 Putnam 9,331 25 2.68

 

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Weston 10,425 0 0.00
2 Canton 10,337 0 0.00
3 Darien 21,995 1 0.05
4 Bethel 19,712 1 0.05
5 Wilton 18,845 1 0.05
6 Avon 18,464 1 0.05
7 Madison 18,212 1 0.05
8 Ridgefield 25,358 2 0.08
9 Old Saybrook 10,145 1 0.10
10 Monroe 19,898 2 0.10
11 Newtown 28,105 3 0.11
12 Cheshire 29,259 4 0.14
13 New Canaan 20,509 3 0.15
14 South Windsor 25,803 4 0.16
15 Granby 11,301 2 0.18
16 Coventry 12,437 3 0.24
17 Westport 28,198 7 0.25
18 Simsbury 24,519 7 0.29
19 Wolcott 16,666 5 0.30
20 East Hampton 12,839 4 0.31
21 Plymouth 11,731 4 0.34
22 Branford 28,168 10 0.36
23 Guilford 22,343 8 0.36
24 North Branford 14,234 6 0.42
25 Seymour 16,462 7 0.43
26 Rocky Hill 20,085 9 0.45
27 Cromwell 14,041 7 0.50
28 Suffield 15,641 9 0.58
29 Brookfield 17,278 10 0.58
30 Orange 13,940 9 0.65
31 Winchester 10,750 7 0.65
32 Farmington 25,684 17 0.66
33 Vernon 28,915 20 0.69
34 Stonington 18,337 13 0.71
35 North Haven 23,777 22 0.93
36 Plainfield 15,015 14 0.93
37 Windsor Locks 12,543 12 0.96
38 Watertown 21,792 21 0.96
39 Berlin 20,695 20 0.97
40 Windsor 28,998 29 1.00
41 New Milford 27,111 29 1.07
42 East Haven 28,879 32 1.11
43 Groton Town 29,910 38 1.27
44 Ansonia 18,776 24 1.28
45 Willimantic 17,766 24 1.35
46 East Windsor 11,443 16 1.40
47 Clinton 13,008 20 1.54
48 Plainville 17,782 31 1.74
49 Waterford 19,236 40 2.08
50 Bloomfield 20,801 52 2.50
51 Derby 12,660 39 3.08
52 New London 27,092 193 7.12

 

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Greenwich 62,970 14 0.22
2 Wallingford 44,840 24 0.54
3 Fairfield 61,889 38 0.61
4 Milford 53,752 34 0.63
5 West Hartford 62,979 40 0.64
6 Shelton 41,638 28 0.67
7 Newington 30,610 22 0.72
8 Bristol 60,445 55 0.91
9 Southington 43,948 41 0.93
10 Trumbull 36,741 42 1.14
11 Naugatuck 31,469 37 1.18
12 Stratford 52,841 67 1.27
13 Middletown 46,580 70 1.50
14 Enfield 44,258 75 1.69
15 Torrington 34,626 62 1.79
16 Manchester 57,957 107 1.85
17 Danbury 85,335 161 1.89
18 West Haven 54,800 135 2.46
19 Stamford 130,116 351 2.70
20 East Hartford 50,733 147 2.90
21 New Britain 72,720 216 2.97
22 Norwich 39,771 121 3.04
23 Hamden 61,138 195 3.19
24 Norwalk 88,989 295 3.32
25 Meriden 59,812 227 3.80
26 Waterbury 108,491 550 5.07
27 Bridgeport 148,180 1,115 7.52
28 New Haven 130,425 1,219 9.35
29 Hartford 123,736 1,353 10.93

 

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of 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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