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Total crime 82%
Violent crime 94%
Property crime 80%
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 peopleNewtown/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime128n/a (estimate)4571,8882,580
Murder0n/a0.02.35.0
Rape1n/a3.623.542.6
Robbery2n/a7.161.486.2
Assault3n/a10.7120.2246.8
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)21207381
Burglary11n/a39.3222.5376.0
Theft96n/a342.71,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft15n/a53.5206.7228.9
Property crime122n/a (estimate)4351,6812,200

Key findings

  • Newtown crime rates are 82% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newtown are 94% lower than the national average
  • In Newtown you have a 1 in 219 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newtown is safer than 92% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newtown has increased by 49%

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      Daily Crime In Newtown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newtown is 1 in 4670
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newtown is 1 in 230
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newtown is 1 in 219

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

      Newtown police department

      ItemNewtownConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)505,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.63.3
      There are a total of 50 Newtown police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.1% less than the Connecticut average and 44.9% 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
      Ridgefield, CT7,5524253257
      Georgetown, CT1,82129236265
      Peach Lake, NY1,57374303377
      Woodbury Center, CT1,52074601675
      Pawling, NY2,053144591735
      Bethel, CT9,54120721741
      Shelton, CT40,97955687742
      Newtown, CT2,00921435457

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cardington, OH2,0091531,1911,344
      Honey Grove, TX2,0092361,3601,596
      Oakland, MD2,0082193,4993,718
      Combine, TX2,0081498601,009
      Richland, MO2,0103983,0133,411
      Newtown, CT2,00921435457
      Source: The Newtown, 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.