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Safest Cities In Connecticut 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • Ridgefield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,552
  • Have lived in Ridgefield for 25 years and love it I commute to Stamford and do not need to use the highways. it is a easy commute to many…[read more]
83
  • Greenwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,429
  • I live in Greenwich, Connecticut and hope that this place can be my forever home. This has been where my family and I have been for the past 13 years and it is a great place to live. Living in Greenwich,…[read more]
73
  • Bethel, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,541
84
  • Westport, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,511
  • I have enjoyed the last three years living in Westport, Connecticut a city that has excellent schools and safe environment for raising kids and establishing community within this small multicultural…[read more]
87
  • Old Greenwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,000
84
  • Cos Cob, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,535
75
  • Shelton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,979
  • All in all, Shelton, CT, isn't that bad of a place to live. It is a town with a population of around 40,000, and like any town of that size it will have its ups and downs. I lived here for several years…[read more]
86
  • Riverside, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,289
82
  • Portland, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,607
77
  • Darien, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,519
  • I lived in Darien, CT during my first marriage, and I have to say that it is a lovely place to live, for those who are wealthy enough to afford living there. Darien is definitely an affluent area. When…[read more]
68
  • New Milford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,080
80
  • Middletown, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,933
  • Middletown Connecticut is one of those super cute towns that everyone should have the chance to live in at least once in their life. I was afforded the ability to live there for two glorious years. The…[read more]
75
  • Windsor Locks, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,537
  • When I was a kid, my family lived in Windsor Locks, CT for about 14 years, and I've always been a big fan of the town. Although I now live two towns away, I still travel through Windsor Locks regularly. …[read more]
65
  • Willimantic, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,339
  • As a former Military family, we have lived all across this great United States and abroad. I know my commanding officer still cannot believe that I ended up in a small town like Willimantic, but I always…[read more]
87
  • Simsbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,968
76
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,396
  • If you're looking for a quiet and quaint neighborhood to raise your kids and settle down, living in Wethersfield Connecticut should be high on your list. Crime is very low and there are plenty of shops…[read more]
84
  • Cheshire Village, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,103
70
  • Naugatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,625
  • Naugatuck is a horrible town to live in is worse than New York City 5 boroughs all together. We moved from Bedford hills NY because life has treated me bad in NY no luck in catching a good job with a…[read more]
81
  • Glastonbury Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,523
71
  • Bristol, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,437
  • Many people might not think to visit a city like Bristol, CT. It's a city that is quiet and doesn't have a reputation as a vacation getaway. It is however an excellent place to visit or live. I had a…[read more]
71
  • Danbury, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 83,890
  • Danbury is one of Connecticut's hidden gems. Once a town and now a bustling city with plenty to do and to see. Not to mention, you can head back and forth from Grand Central from Danbury, taking…[read more]
74
  • Branford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,360
73
  • Torrington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,227
  • Living in the city of Torrington is a nice place to live for it has low crime rates, a lot of local amenities, and sunny weather. Torrington has a lot of close ranged amenities such as: grocery stores,…[read more]
81
  • Kensington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,528
70
  • East Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,015
  • I absolutely love living in East Haven! I live in a condo in the section of Momauguin in East Haven, which is remotely close to the shore. The other sections of East Haven include the Foxon area, which…[read more]
68
  • Stamford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 127,410
  • Parking is the worst. They think they are NY City. Will give you a ticket even if you park at a spot for one minute. Don’t visit this town...Definetively not a city. There is nothing to see…[read more]
78
  • North Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,888
  • North Haven, Connecticut is a gorgeous city with beautiful buildings and a lovely scenery. I have been to North Haven numerous times and love going back each and every time. The weather is constantly…[read more]
61
  • Stratford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,300
  • This town is terrible. People who reside in this town are very rude and crazy. One of the bad thing about this town is, it has a very bad weather. It is hot in summer until late fall. In the winter…[read more]
73
  • Pawcatuck, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,141
76
  • Sherwood Manor, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,228
70
  • Groton, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,240
67
  • Terryville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,431
75
  • Milford city, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,005
  • My favorite thing to do in Milford, CT is taking my family to the beach. The best areas in Milford are Long Island Sound and Walnut beaches because they offer the perfect scenery for sightseers like…[read more]
75
  • Trumbull, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,477
  • Trumbull is a very small town that is extremely expensive to live in. The school systems are amazing and it is very friendly. It is in a nice location if you need to commute. But, there is absolutely…[read more]
65
  • Norwich, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,057
  • Even though Norwich, Connecticut is small, it's packed with history and fun things to do, which is why I love it! Norwich has quite a few fun museums, historical sites, and pleasant walks you can take.…[read more]
83
  • Newington, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,590
  • In the year 2000, I moved back to Newington, CT after living in another nearby town for more than a decade. Located in the central section of the state, Newington maintains a real small town charm, while…[read more]
59
  • Putnam, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,129
67
  • Southwood Acres, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,785
60
  • Ansonia, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,950
  • I live in a Connecticut town surrounded by state parks and forests, near the Naugatuck River. There are so many things I love about living in Ansonia, I don't know where to start. The scenery here is…[read more]
74
  • Oakville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,133
72
  • Manchester, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,364
  • I actually like Manchester. It's definitely a working-class community; however, the city is undergoing some renovations which is really bringing some curb appeal to the downtown area. One of the best…[read more]
67
  • West Haven, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,972
  • West Haven was a great place to live and I enjoyed the years I spent there. Quaint and on the small side, West Haven offers a slower pace than some of the larger surrounding areas. The shoreline is…[read more]
71
  • Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,606
62
  • Rockville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,178
67
  • Stafford Springs, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,044
68
  • Norwalk, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,930
  • I spent four days on vacation in September 09 in the city of Norwalk, Connecticut with my husband and we had a great time. Norwalk is located on the Long Island Sound and it's a great place to relax and…[read more]
76
  • Wallingford Center, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,634
  • Taking time off from work to enjoy where you live is a must, and this fact is definitely true living in Wallingford Center. No matter your background, demographic, or lifestyle choice, you will find a…[read more]
83
  • West Hartford, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,187
  • My husband and I took our daughter to West Hartford Connecticut last year to visit the children's museum. When we arrived we were greeted by Conny the whale a sixty foot sperm whale that we were allowed…[read more]
74
  • Thompsonville, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,873
62
  • Winsted, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,535

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Connecticut. Finding the safest places to live in Connecticut can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Connecticut with a population over 5,000.

The Connecticut cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Connecticut? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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