Annual Crime In Norwich (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorwich/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime606n/a (estimate)1,5411,8882,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorwich/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.35.0
Rape35n/a89.023.542.6
Robbery27n/a68.761.486.2
Assault46n/a117.0120.2246.8
Violent crime108n/a (estimate)275207381
Burglary93n/a236.5222.5376.0
Theft362n/a920.71,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft43n/a109.4206.7228.9
Property crime498n/a (estimate)1,2671,6812,200

Key findings

  • Norwich crime rates are 40% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Norwich are 28% lower than the national average
  • In Norwich you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Norwich is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Norwich has decreased by 17%

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Compare Norwich, CT Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Norwich (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Norwich, CT per 100,000 people. In Norwich, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.23 times less than the Connecticut average and 1.67 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Norwich is 1.32 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.39 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Norwich has a daily crime rate that is 1.33 times less than the Connecticut average and 1.74 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Norwich (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Connecticut and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Norwich, CT? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Norwich is safer than 38% of other cities in the state of Connecticut. In addition, Norwich is safer than 48% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Connecticut and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Norwich. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Norwich is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Norwich

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Norwich is 1 in 365
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Norwich is 1 in 79
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Norwich is 1 in 65
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Norwich? In Norwich, CT you have a 1 in 365 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 79 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Norwich.

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

      Determining whether Norwich is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Norwich violent crime rates have decreased by 10%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 19% year over year. Total crimes for Norwich has decreased by 17% in the same time frame.

      Norwich police department

      ItemNorwichConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1005,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
      There are a total of 100 Norwich police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.2% less than the Connecticut average and 24.1% 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
      Noank, CT1,88941330371
      South Coventry, CT1,14269562631
      Mystic, CT4,24170566636
      Gales Ferry, CT1,00584679762
      Baltic, CT1,142100815915
      Willimantic, CT17,339164769933
      Old Mystic, CT3,403103833935
      Norwich, CT40,0572751,2671,541

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Linton Hall, VA40,0261281,0651,193
      Meridian, MS40,0944133,9394,352
      Sherman, TX40,1123462,5162,862
      Florence, AL39,9385164,1654,681
      San Gabriel, CA40,2003351,7002,035
      Norwich, CT40,0572751,2671,541
      Source: The Norwich, 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.