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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGreenwich/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime699n/a (estimate)1,0991,6442,324
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)22150370
Vehicle theft136n/a213.7195.8282.7
Property crime685n/a (estimate)1,0771,4941,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Greenwich, CT

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Greenwich crime rate is lower than the national average by 52.7%. Specifically, there were 14 violent crimes in Greenwich, equivalent to 22 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 94.1%. Furthermore, Greenwich recorded 685 property crimes, amounting to 1077 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 44.9%.

Greenwich stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 22 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Greenwich secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

Greenwich showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Greenwich?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Greenwich residents. Out of the respondents (22 in total), 86% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Greenwich were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 14% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Greenwich a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Greenwich a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Greenwich crime rate is 53% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 1.92 crimes per day - 0.04 violent crimes and 1.88 property crimes.

Has Crime in Greenwich Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Greenwich. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Greenwich has increased by 37.6%. Violent crimes have increased by 7.7%, while property crimes have increased by 38.4%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Greenwich

Greenwich reports an unemployment rate of 4.1%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Greenwich crime rates.

Greenwich has a population density of 2678 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Greenwich crime rates.

In Greenwich, the cost of living is 109.36% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

Greenwich crime map

The Greenwich crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Greenwich as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Greenwich crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Greenwich crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Greenwich crime rates are 53% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Greenwich are 94% lower than the national average
      • In Greenwich you have a 1 in 92 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Greenwich is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Greenwich has increased by 36%

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        Daily Crime In Greenwich (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Greenwich for every 100,000 residents. The Greenwich total amount of daily crime is 1.50 times less than the Connecticut average and 2.12 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Greenwich, is 6.82 times less than the Connecticut average, and it is 16.81 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Greenwich has a daily crime average that is 1.39 times less than the Connecticut average and 1.82 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Greenwich (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Greenwich, Connecticut compared to other areas of Connecticut, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Greenwich safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Greenwich is safer than 81% of Connecticut cities, and 83% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Connecticut, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Greenwich. At this time, Greenwich sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Greenwich

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Greenwich is 1 in 4546
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Greenwich is 1 in 93
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Greenwich is 1 in 92
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Greenwich? In Greenwich, you have a 1 in 4546 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 93. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Greenwich, CT is 1 in 92.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Greenwich, CT is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Greenwich has increased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Greenwich has increased by 37% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Greenwich has increased by 36% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Greenwich police department

        Item Greenwich Connecticut National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1725,593558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.63.3
        There are a total of 172 Greenwich police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.7% greater than the Connecticut average and 14.6% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Connecticut

        State Total offenders Connecticut /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 6,088 sex offenders in Connecticut. This yields a total of 184 sex offenders in Connecticut per 100,000 residents which is 31% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Rye, NY15,7690154154
        Georgetown, CT1,25121210231
        Glenville, CT2,97624234258
        Tuckahoe CDP, NY1,18860242302
        Greenvale, NY1,35060242302
        Eatons Neck, NY1,29360242302
        Lattingtown, NY1,91160242302
        Greenwich, CT12,967221,0771,099

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lynnfield, MA12,96885747831
        Claremont, NH12,9691672,2582,425
        Forest Hill, TX12,9643651,7982,163
        El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA12,9635052,3672,872
        El Dorado, KS12,9762892,1372,426
        Greenwich, CT12,967221,0771,099
        Source: The Greenwich, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.