Connecticut City Crime Rate: Most Committed Crimes and Crime Rate Information for State
The southernmost state in the United States of America, Connecticut has had the distinction of having the maximum per-capita income in the country with a Human Development Index of 0.962 according to the 2010 census. The Census Bureau of the United States of America estimates that the state’s population was around 3,590,886 as on July 1, 2015.
The American state of Connecticut has a median household earning of more than 665,000 USD making it feature among the top 5 wealthiest states in the United States. It has been possible due to a large number of its residents commuting to New York daily who are employed in high-paying jobs. Also, a large number of big companies have their headquarters in the state.
The state also takes pride in the fact that it has the 4th highest rate of college-educated inhabitants, which is about 35.6 percent. Connecticut also has the Ivy League Standout Yale University that is ranked no. 3 in the country according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Reports.
Connecticut is also known as the “insurance capital” of the country since long. It is home to major insurance companies including Cigna and Aetna. Other key businesses in the state include manufacturing giants such as Pitney Bowes, Xerox, GTE, and General Electric and financial services such as Hartford Financial Services Group and Deloitte & Touche. In all, 17 Fortune 500 organizations had their headquarters in the state of Connecticut as of 2015.
Connecticut crime rates:
According to crime analysis, the total crime rate per 1000 residents in the State of Connecticut is 19.98, which is a combined crime rate of property crime and violent crime taken together. The overall property crime rate is 17.7 while the violent crime rate is 2.28 in the state.
A person's chances of succumbing to an act of violent offense in Connecticut are one in 439. The kinds of violent crimes taken into account for this crime analysis are murder, assault, robbery, and rape.
The rate of violent offense per 1,000 inhabitants when further broken down is as follows:
- Murder: .03
- Rape: 0.23
- Robbery: 0.78
- Assault: 1.23
Meanwhile, a person’s chance of succumbing to any act of property crime in the state of Connecticut is 1 in 56, which is quite high and alarming. Property crimes that were tracked for this crime analysis of the state include motor vehicle theft, theft, and burglary.
Check out the category-wise property crime rates per 1,000 residents in the state of Connecticut below:
The overall rate of property crimes in Connecticut is lower than the average of the United States of America. What is also interesting to note is that the reported number of crimes in the state is at a significantly low level as compared to that of 1967. In fact, the overall rate of crime dropped by about 2% from the year 2016 to 2017.
- Burglary: 2.48
- Theft: 13.18
- Motor vehicle theft: 2.04
Although the number of male convicts in Connecticut serving their imprisonment terms has done down considerably, the figure has been steady for women prisoners. There has been a drop in prison population by around 23 percent in the state.
Based on the data of the previous 17 years, the crime statistics in Connecticut exhibits a downward trend with both the violent, as well as, property crimes declining.
According to this crime report, Connecticut's crime rate in 2019 may be lower in comparison to 2016 when the price of violent crime in the state was less than the rate of national crime average by 42.8 percent. The rate of property crime in Connecticut was less than the country's rate of property crime by 26.22 percent.