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Total crime 84%
Violent crime 121%
Property crime 77%
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 Haven/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,216n/a (estimate)4,7381,8882,580
Murder10n/a7.62.35.0
Rape60n/a45.723.542.6
Robbery320n/a243.961.486.2
Assault715n/a545.0120.2246.8
Violent crime1,105n/a (estimate)842207381
Burglary749n/a571.0222.5376.0
Theft3,688n/a2,811.41,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft674n/a513.8206.7228.9
Property crime5,111n/a (estimate)3,8961,6812,200

Key findings

  • New Haven crime rates are 84% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in New Haven are 121% higher than the national average
  • In New Haven you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • New Haven is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in New Haven has decreased by 8%

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

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in New Haven, CT per 100,000 people. In New Haven, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.51 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.84 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in New Haven is 4.06 times more than the Connecticut average and 2.21 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, New Haven has a daily crime rate that is 2.32 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.77 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is New Haven (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in New Haven in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is New Haven safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show New Haven being safer than 2% 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 New Haven. In conclusion, New Haven ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New Haven

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New Haven is 1 in 119
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in New Haven is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in New Haven is 1 in 22
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in New Haven? In New Haven, you have a 1 in 119 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 26. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in New Haven, CT is 1 in 22.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for New Haven is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in New Haven has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 10% in New Haven, while property crimes in New Haven have decreased by 7%. Total crime has decreased by 8% year over year.

      New Haven police department

      ItemNew HavenConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4615,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.52.63.3
      There are a total of 461 New Haven police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.3% greater than the Connecticut average and 9.1% 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
      Guilford Center, CT2,51754439493
      Woodmont, CT1,42556459515
      Durham, CT2,68773590662
      Shelton, CT40,97955687742
      Cheshire Village, CT6,1031461,1891,336
      Branford Center, CT6,3601671,3521,519
      Naugatuck, CT31,625831,5991,682
      New Haven, CT130,4058423,8964,738

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Thornton, CO130,5112713,3263,597
      Waco, TX130,6596363,5134,149
      Charleston, SC129,8883032,0772,380
      Enterprise, NV129,6204982,2452,743
      Cedar Rapids, IA129,5372813,7554,036
      New Haven, CT130,4058423,8964,738
      Source: The New Haven, 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.