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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 80%
Property crime 71%
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 peoplePortland/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime67n/a (estimate)7171,8882,580
Murder0n/a0.02.35.0
Rape0n/a0.023.542.6
Robbery0n/a0.061.486.2
Assault7n/a74.9120.2246.8
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)75207381
Burglary11n/a117.8222.5376.0
Theft40n/a428.31,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft9n/a96.4206.7228.9
Property crime60n/a (estimate)6421,6812,200

Key findings

  • Portland crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Portland are 80% lower than the national average
  • In Portland you have a 1 in 140 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Portland is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Portland has decreased by 24%

Portland crime map

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Compare Portland, CT Crime

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      Daily Crime In Portland (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Portland, CT per 100,000 people. In Portland, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.63 times less than the Connecticut average and 3.60 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Portland is 2.77 times less than the Connecticut average and 5.08 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Portland has a daily crime rate that is 2.62 times less than the Connecticut average and 3.42 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Portland (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Portland in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Portland safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Portland being safer than 83% of cities in Connecticut and 84% 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 Portland. In conclusion, Portland ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Portland

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Portland is 1 in 1335
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portland is 1 in 156
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Portland is 1 in 140
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Portland, Connecticut you have a 1 in 1335 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 156 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 140 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Portland.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Portland is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Portland has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 22% in Portland, while property crimes in Portland have decreased by 24%. Total crime has decreased by 24% year over year.

      Portland police department

      ItemPortlandConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)125,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.32.63.3
      There are a total of 12 Portland police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.7% less than the Connecticut average and 61.4% 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
      Chester Center, CT1,98667543610
      Higganum, CT1,74571578649
      Durham, CT2,68773590662
      Deep River Center, CT2,32176615691
      Moodus, CT1,20282668751
      East Hampton, CT2,69385675760
      Plantsville, CT1,70284685769
      Portland, CT5,60775642717

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Avra Valley, AZ5,6065122,8843,396
      Monticello, IL5,609198504702
      Exeter, PA5,6052151,3081,523
      Lebanon, KY5,6044061,5001,905
      Kensington, CA5,60237889926
      Portland, CT5,60775642717
      Source: The Portland, 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.