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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 12%
Property crime 26%
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 peopleNew Britain/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,324n/a (estimate)3,2001,8882,580
Murder1n/a1.42.35.0
Rape30n/a41.323.542.6
Robbery84n/a115.761.486.2
Assault195n/a268.5120.2246.8
Violent crime310n/a (estimate)427207381
Burglary223n/a307.0222.5376.0
Theft1,372n/a1,889.01,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft419n/a576.9206.7228.9
Property crime2,014n/a (estimate)2,7731,6812,200

Key findings

  • New Britain crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in New Britain are 12% higher than the national average
  • In New Britain you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • New Britain is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in New Britain has decreased by 2%

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 1.69 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.24 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in New Britain are 2.06 times more than than Connecticut and 1.12 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in New Britain are 1.65 times more than than Connecticut and 1.26 times more 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 22% 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 235
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in New Britain is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in New Britain is 1 in 32
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in New Britain? In New Britain, you have a 1 in 235 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 37. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in New Britain, CT is 1 in 32.

      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 increased by 15% and the rate of property crime in New Britain has decreased by 4%. The total crime rate in New Britain has decreased by 2% 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, CT2,35434279314
      Weatogue, CT3,17969559628
      Canton Valley, CT1,50070571642
      Higganum, CT1,74571578649
      Durham, CT2,68773590662
      Portland, CT5,60775642717
      Plantsville, CT1,70284685769
      New Britain, CT72,8764272,7733,200

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rochester Hills, MI72,98771592663
      Boynton Beach, FL72,7486033,7454,348
      Atascocita, TX72,7133672,1112,477
      Southfield, MI73,0552782,0552,333
      Centreville, VA73,0841311,0911,222
      New Britain, CT72,8764272,7733,200
      Source: The New Britain, 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.