Reported Annual Crime In Shelton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShelton/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime463n/a (estimate)1,1122,0352,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShelton/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.25.3
Rape4n/a9.621.340.4
Robbery15n/a36.075.6102.8
Assault9n/a21.6128.0248.5
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)67227386
Burglary134n/a321.8280.9468.9
Theft252n/a605.21,328.51,745.0
Vehicle theft49n/a117.7198.7236.9
Property crime435n/a (estimate)1,0451,8082,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Shelton, CT. These figures on reported criminal activity in Shelton, CT, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Shelton, CT is 45% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Connecticut, and when compared with the national average, is 61% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Shelton, CT has 70% lower than violent crime rate than Connecticut average, while remaining 83% lower than the national average. In property crime, Shelton, CT is 42% lower than the average of Connecticut and is 57% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Southport, CT1,69432254286
Newtown, CT2,00911295306
Woodmont, CT1,42566529596
Westport, CT27,51125879904
Cheshire Village, CT6,1031541,2271,381
Heritage Village, CT3,8751791,4231,601
Branford Center, CT6,3601801,4331,613
Shelton, CT40,979671,0451,112

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Shelton is 61% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.05 daily crimes that occur in Shelton.
  • Shelton is safer than 81% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Shelton you have a 1 in 90 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Shelton has increased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Shelton (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Shelton, CT on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Connecticut. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Shelton, CT (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Connecticut state wide, are 1.83 times less than the state average and 2.55 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Shelton, CT on a daily bases are 3.38 times less than than Connecticut average and 5.74 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Shelton, CT are 1.73 times less than the daily state average and 2.35 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Shelton (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Shelton, CT area in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Shelton, CT being safer than 81% of cities in Connecticut and 81% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Connecticut cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Shelton, CT. In conclusion, Shelton, CT now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shelton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shelton is 1 in 1488
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shelton is 1 in 96
The chance of being a victim of crime in Shelton is 1 in 90
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Shelton, CT? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Shelton, CT you have a 1 in 1488 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 90 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Shelton, CT.

Year Over Year Crime In Shelton (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Shelton, CT is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Shelton, CT has decreased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Shelton, CT has increased by 3% year over year. The number of total crimes in Shelton, CT has increased by 2% year over year.

Shelton police department

ItemSheltonConnecticutNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)615,593558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.63.3
There are a total of 61 Shelton police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.5% less than the Connecticut average and 53.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Connecticut

StateTotal offendersConnecticut /100KNational /100K
Connecticut5,691171222
There are a total of 5,691 sex offenders in Connecticut. This yields a total of 171 sex offenders in Connecticut per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Beverly, MA40,967157799956
Wilkes-Barre, PA40,9644982,7473,245
Edmonds, WA41,0201702,7672,937
Mankato, MN40,9002713,2183,489
Coram, NY40,8993761,5461,922
Shelton, CT40,979671,0451,112
Source: The Shelton, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.