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Total crime 43%
Violent crime 33%
Property crime 45%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGroton/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime133n/a (estimate)1,4691,8882,580
Murder0n/a0.02.35.0
Rape5n/a55.223.542.6
Robbery1n/a11.061.486.2
Assault17n/a187.8120.2246.8
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)254207381
Burglary25n/a276.2222.5376.0
Theft79n/a872.81,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a66.3206.7228.9
Property crime110n/a (estimate)1,2151,6812,200

Key findings

  • Groton crime rates are 43% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Groton are 33% lower than the national average
  • In Groton you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Groton is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Groton has decreased by 29%

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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 1.29 times less than the state average and 1.76 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Groton on a daily basis are 1.23 times more than than Connecticut average and 1.50 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Groton are 1.38 times less than the daily state average and 1.81 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 40% safer than other cities of Connecticut and 51% 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 394
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Groton is 1 in 83
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Groton is 1 in 69
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Groton, Connecticut you have a 1 in 394 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 83 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 69 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 increased by 36%, while the property crime rate in Groton has decreased by 35% year over year. The number of total crimes in Groton has decreased by 29% 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
      Groton Long Point, CT4770196196
      Noank, CT1,88941330371
      Mystic, CT4,24170566636
      Ashaway, RI1,11177584661
      East Marion, NY911141582723
      Fishers Island, NY303141582723
      Orient, NY717141582723
      Groton, CT9,2402541,2151,469

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Economy, PA9,24022967989
      Brigantine, NJ9,239111,4501,461
      Little River, SC9,2393432,1242,467
      East Rutherford, NJ9,2361411,4891,630
      Midway City, CA9,2354802,5553,035
      Groton, CT9,2402541,2151,469
      Source: The Groton, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.