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Total crime 75%
Violent crime 156%
Property crime 59%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHartford/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,995n/a (estimate)4,1031,7472,346
Murder23n/a18.93.96.5
Rape31n/a25.516.738.4
Robbery280n/a230.057.273.9
Assault874n/a717.9103.8279.7
Violent crime1,208n/a (estimate)992182388
Burglary430n/a353.2187.1314.2
Theft2,708n/a2,224.31,141.21,398.0
Vehicle theft649n/a533.1236.8246.0
Property crime3,787n/a (estimate)3,1111,5651,958

Key findings

  • Hartford crime rates are 75% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hartford are 156% higher than the national average
  • In Hartford you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hartford is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hartford has increased by 12%

Hartford crime map

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      Daily Crime In Hartford (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Hartford for every 100,000 residents. The Hartford total amount of daily crime is 2.35 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.75 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Hartford, is 5.46 times more than the Connecticut average, and it is 2.56 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Hartford has a daily crime average that is 1.99 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.59 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Hartford (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Hartford in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Hartford safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Hartford being safer than 0% of cities in Connecticut and 5% of cities across the United States. 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 Hartford. In conclusion, Hartford ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hartford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hartford is 1 in 101
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hartford is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hartford is 1 in 25
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Hartford, Connecticut you have a 1 in 101 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 33 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Hartford.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Hartford, CT is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Hartford has increased by 16%, while the property crime rate in Hartford has increased by 11% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Hartford has increased by 12% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Hartford police department

      ItemHartfordConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5165,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.12.63.3
      There are a total of 516 Hartford police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 58.4% greater than the Connecticut average and 26.8% greater 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
      West Simsbury, CT2,35430260290
      Weatogue, CT3,17961520581
      Canton Valley, CT1,50062532594
      Tariffville, CT1,31572619691
      Salmon Brook, CT2,56873629703
      Plantsville, CT1,70274638712
      Portland, CT5,60754714768
      Hartford, CT124,3209923,1114,103

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      East Los Angeles, CA124,1916983,3804,079
      Kent, WA125,4923514,0284,379
      Lafayette, LA125,8085624,5195,081
      Santa Clara, CA122,7251562,5012,657
      Abilene, TX122,6124142,1352,550
      Hartford, CT124,3209923,1114,103
      Source: The Hartford, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.