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Total crime 48%
Violent crime 53%
Property crime 48%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGroton/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime115n/a (estimate)1,2821,6102,489
Murder0n/a0.02.95.0
Rape4n/a44.621.642.6
Robbery0n/a0.054.181.6
Assault12n/a133.8105.0250.2
Violent crime16n/a (estimate)178184379
Burglary26n/a290.0180.7340.5
Theft70n/a780.61,078.71,549.5
Vehicle theft3n/a33.5167.3219.9
Property crime99n/a (estimate)1,1041,4272,110

Key findings

  • Groton crime rates are 48% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Groton are 53% lower than the national average
  • In Groton you have a 1 in 78 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Groton is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Groton has decreased by 13%

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      Daily Crime In Groton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Groton on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Connecticut and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Groton (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Connecticut, are 1.26 times less than the state average and 1.94 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Groton on a daily basis are 1.03 times less than than Connecticut average and 2.13 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Groton are 1.29 times less than the daily state average and 1.91 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Groton (higher is better)

      Is Groton safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Connecticut as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Groton to other cities in the state and across the country, Groton is 47% safer than other cities of Connecticut and 60% safer than other cities in the nation. Groton has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Groton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Groton is 1 in 561
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Groton is 1 in 91
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Groton is 1 in 78
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Groton, Connecticut you have a 1 in 561 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 91 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 78 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Groton.

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

      A good indicator of whether Groton is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Groton has decreased by 30%, while the property crime rate in Groton has decreased by 9% year over year. The number of total crimes in Groton has decreased by 13% year over year.

      Groton police department

      ItemGrotonConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)315,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.02.63.3
      There are a total of 31 Groton police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.6% greater than the Connecticut average and 8.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Connecticut

      StateTotal offendersConnecticut /100KNational /100K
      Connecticut6,088184266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Noank, CT1,88936280316
      Mystic, CT4,24162481543
      Groton Long Point, CT4770589589
      Ashaway, RI1,11178540617
      Gales Ferry, CT1,00574576651
      Fenwick, CT7874577651
      Niantic, CT3,04275581656
      Groton, CT9,2401781,1041,282

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Economy, PA9,24022967989
      Brigantine, NJ9,239121,9001,912
      Little River, SC9,2393602,0692,428
      East Rutherford, NJ9,236411,2921,333
      Midway City, CA9,2354732,5032,976
      Groton, CT9,2401781,1041,282
      Source: The Groton, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.