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Total crime 82%
Violent crime 89%
Property crime 81%
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 peoplePortland/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime42n/a (estimate)4531,6102,489
Murder0n/a0.02.95.0
Rape1n/a10.821.642.6
Robbery0n/a0.054.181.6
Assault3n/a32.3105.0250.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)43184379
Burglary3n/a32.3180.7340.5
Theft26n/a280.11,078.71,549.5
Vehicle theft9n/a97.0167.3219.9
Property crime38n/a (estimate)4091,4272,110

Key findings

  • Portland crime rates are 82% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Portland are 89% lower than the national average
  • In Portland you have a 1 in 221 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Portland is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Portland has decreased by 37%

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 3.56 times less than the Connecticut average and 5.50 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Portland is 4.26 times less than the Connecticut average and 8.80 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Portland has a daily crime rate that is 3.48 times less than the Connecticut average and 5.15 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 92% of cities in Connecticut and 90% 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 2321
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portland is 1 in 245
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Portland is 1 in 221
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Portland, Connecticut you have a 1 in 2321 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 245 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 221 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 43% in Portland, while property crimes in Portland have decreased by 36%. Total crime has decreased by 37% 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, CT1,98659461520
      Higganum, CT1,74563490554
      Durham, CT2,68765501565
      Deep River Center, CT2,32167522590
      Moodus, CT1,20273567641
      Plantsville, CT1,70275581656
      Lake Pocotopaug, CT3,41590700790
      Portland, CT5,60743409453

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Avra Valley, AZ5,6064902,6293,119
      Monticello, IL5,609215484699
      Exeter, PA5,6052921,3391,632
      Lebanon, KY5,6042101,5401,749
      Morris Plains, NJ5,612341,1961,230
      Portland, CT5,60743409453
      Source: The Portland, 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.