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Total crime 17%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 22%
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 peopleNew Britain/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,501n/a (estimate)2,0751,6102,489
Murder3n/a4.12.95.0
Rape44n/a60.821.642.6
Robbery66n/a91.254.181.6
Assault193n/a266.7105.0250.2
Violent crime306n/a (estimate)423184379
Burglary188n/a259.8180.7340.5
Theft826n/a1,141.61,078.71,549.5
Vehicle theft181n/a250.2167.3219.9
Property crime1,195n/a (estimate)1,6521,4272,110

Key findings

  • New Britain crime rates are 17% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in New Britain are 11% higher than the national average
  • In New Britain you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • New Britain is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in New Britain has decreased by 35%

New Britain crime map

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The New Britain crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in New Britain as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The New Britain crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In New Britain (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in New Britain, Connecticut is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for New Britain are 1.29 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.20 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in New Britain are 2.30 times more than than Connecticut and 1.11 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in New Britain are 1.16 times more than than Connecticut and 1.28 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is New Britain (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in New Britain in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is New Britain safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show New Britain being safer than 8% of cities in Connecticut and 29% 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 New Britain. In conclusion, New Britain ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New Britain

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New Britain is 1 in 237
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in New Britain is 1 in 61
      The chance of being a victim of crime in New Britain is 1 in 49
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in New Britain? In New Britain, you have a 1 in 237 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 61. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in New Britain, CT is 1 in 49.

      Year Over Year Crime In New Britain (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether New Britain is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in New Britain has decreased by 1% and the rate of property crime in New Britain has decreased by 40%. The total crime rate in New Britain has decreased by 35% year to year.

      New Britain police department

      ItemNew BritainConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1395,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.63.3
      There are a total of 139 New Britain police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.3% less than the Connecticut average and 41.8% 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
      West Simsbury, CT2,35431237268
      Portland, CT5,60743409453
      Weatogue, CT3,17961475536
      Canton Valley, CT1,50063485547
      Higganum, CT1,74563490554
      Durham, CT2,68765501565
      Plantsville, CT1,70275581656
      New Britain, CT72,8764231,6522,075

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rochester Hills, MI72,98752613665
      Boynton Beach, FL72,7487133,2994,012
      Atascocita, TX72,7133742,1322,506
      Southfield, MI73,0552732,0562,329
      Centreville, VA73,0841361,0761,212
      New Britain, CT72,8764231,6522,075
      Source: The New Britain, 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.