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Total crime 91%
Violent crime 94%
Property crime 90%
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 peopleNewtown/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime63n/a (estimate)2271,6102,489
Murder0n/a0.02.95.0
Rape0n/a0.021.642.6
Robbery1n/a3.654.181.6
Assault5n/a18.0105.0250.2
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)22184379
Burglary11n/a39.6180.7340.5
Theft45n/a161.91,078.71,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a3.6167.3219.9
Property crime57n/a (estimate)2051,4272,110

Key findings

  • Newtown crime rates are 91% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newtown are 94% lower than the national average
  • In Newtown you have a 1 in 442 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newtown is safer than 94% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newtown has decreased by 50%

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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 4633
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newtown is 1 in 488
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newtown is 1 in 442

      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
      Georgetown, CT1,82126200226
      Ridgefield, CT7,5524287291
      Peach Lake, NY1,57376289365
      Woodbury Center, CT1,52066510576
      Bethel, CT9,54130630660
      Pawling, NY2,053147564711
      New Milford, CT7,08056674730
      Newtown, CT2,00922205227

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cardington, OH2,00997730827
      Honey Grove, TX2,0091161,3391,455
      Queensland, MD2,01099427526
      Richland, MO2,0105123,0733,586
      Oakland, MD2,0081106,2786,388
      Newtown, CT2,00922205227
      Source: The Newtown, 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.