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Total crime 19%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 19%
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 London/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime540n/a (estimate)2,0111,6102,489
Murder0n/a0.02.95.0
Rape19n/a70.721.642.6
Robbery32n/a119.254.181.6
Assault28n/a104.3105.0250.2
Violent crime79n/a (estimate)294184379
Burglary90n/a335.1180.7340.5
Theft329n/a1,225.11,078.71,549.5
Vehicle theft42n/a156.4167.3219.9
Property crime461n/a (estimate)1,7171,4272,110

Key findings

  • New London crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in New London are 22% lower than the national average
  • In New London you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • New London is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in New London has decreased by 21%

New London crime map

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The New London crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in New London 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 London crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in New London, CT per 100,000 people. In New London, the total number of daily crimes is 1.25 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.24 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in New London is 1.60 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.29 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, New London has a daily crime rate that is 1.20 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.23 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is New London (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in New London, Connecticut compared to other areas of Connecticut, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is New London safe? In the graphs above, it shows that New London is safer than 12% of Connecticut cities, and 40% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Connecticut, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than New London. At this time, New London sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New London

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New London is 1 in 340
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in New London is 1 in 59
      The chance of being a victim of crime in New London is 1 in 50
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In New London, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 340. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 59 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in New London is 1 in 50.

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

      Determining whether New London is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. New London violent crime rates have decreased by 35%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for New London has decreased by 21% in the same time frame.

      New London police department

      ItemNew LondonConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)975,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.52.63.3
      There are a total of 97 New London police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.9% greater than the Connecticut average and 7.9% 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
      Noank, CT1,88936280316
      Old Saybrook Center, CT1,83040312352
      Mystic, CT4,24162481543
      Groton Long Point, CT4770589589
      Gales Ferry, CT1,00574576651
      Fenwick, CT7874577651
      Niantic, CT3,04275581656
      New London, CT27,2182941,7172,011

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Deer Park, NY27,2233431,3101,653
      Anderson, SC27,2066463,7144,360
      West Islip, NY27,2312631,0051,268
      Lindenhurst, NY27,2343531,3481,701
      Glen Cove, NY27,24618309327
      New London, CT27,2182941,7172,011
      Source: The New London, 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.