Reported Annual Crime In West Haven

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Haven/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime935n/a (estimate)1,7082,0312,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Haven/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.83.34.9
Rape7n/a12.821.538.6
Robbery33n/a60.380.5101.9
Assault27n/a49.3113.1237.8
Violent crime68n/a (estimate)124219373
Burglary118n/a215.6280.0491.4
Theft650n/a1,187.41,355.51,775.4
Vehicle theft99n/a180.9176.5220.2
Property crime867n/a (estimate)1,5841,8122,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in West Haven, CT. All reported West Haven, CT crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the West Haven, CT overall crime rate is 16% lower than in comparison to the Connecticut average; and is also 40% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in West Haven, CT, the rate is 43% lower than compared to the Connecticut average, and 67% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, West Haven, CT comes in at 13% lower than to the average seen in Connecticut, and 36% lower than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Haven is 40% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.68 daily crimes that occur in West Haven.
  • West Haven is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Haven you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Haven has decreased by 44%.

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Daily Crime In West Haven (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in West Haven, CT is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Connecticut and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for West Haven, CT are 1.19 times less than the Connecticut average and 1.67 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in West Haven, CT are 1.76 times less than than Connecticut and 3.00 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in West Haven, CT are 1.14 times less than than Connecticut and 1.57 times less than the national average.

How Safe is West Haven (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the West Haven, CT area in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show West Haven, CT being safer than 65% of cities in Connecticut and 66% 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 West Haven, CT. In conclusion, West Haven, CT now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Haven

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Haven is 1 in 806
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Haven is 1 in 64
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Haven is 1 in 59
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in West Haven, CT? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In West Haven, CT your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 806. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 64 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in West Haven, CT is 1 in 59.

Year Over Year Crime In West Haven (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether West Haven, CT is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. West Haven, CT has decreased by 53% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 43% year over year. Total crimes for West Haven, CT has decreased by 44% in the same time frame.

West Haven police department

ItemWest HavenConnecticutNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1335,593556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.63.3
There are a total of 133 West Haven police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.1% less than the Connecticut average and 26.8% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Woodmont, CT1,53064530594
Durham, CT2,92469574643
Shelton, CT40,472741,0191,093
Heritage Village, CT4,1261721,4261,597
Branford Center, CT6,2551731,4361,609
West Haven, CT55,2901241,5841,708

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Sanford, FL55,2968224,5275,349
Eastvale, CA55,298691,5641,633
Port Charlotte, FL55,2066413,9054,547
Hacienda Heights, CA55,1794372,6853,122
Santee, CA55,4351481,5021,650
West Haven, CT55,2901241,5841,708
Source: The West Haven, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.