B+
Total crime 48%
Violent crime 24%
Property crime 52%
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 peoplePutnam/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime126n/a (estimate)1,3511,8882,580
Murder0n/a0.02.35.0
Rape7n/a75.123.542.6
Robbery1n/a10.761.486.2
Assault19n/a203.8120.2246.8
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)290207381
Burglary21n/a225.2222.5376.0
Theft74n/a793.61,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft4n/a42.9206.7228.9
Property crime99n/a (estimate)1,0621,6812,200

Key findings

  • Putnam crime rates are 48% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Putnam are 24% lower than the national average
  • In Putnam you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Putnam is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Putnam has decreased by 8%

Putnam crime map

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The Putnam crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Putnam as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Putnam crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Putnam (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Putnam, per 100,000 residents. In Putnam, the total number of daily crimes is 1.40 times less than the Connecticut average and 1.91 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Putnam are 1.40 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.31 times less than the national average. For property crime, Putnam has a daily crime rate that is 1.58 times less than the Connecticut average and 2.07 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Putnam (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Putnam in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Putnam safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Putnam being safer than 33% of cities in Connecticut and 48% 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 Putnam. In conclusion, Putnam ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Putnam

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Putnam is 1 in 346
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Putnam is 1 in 95
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Putnam is 1 in 75
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Putnam, Connecticut? If you reside in Putnam, then there is a 1 in 346 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 95. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 75 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Putnam.

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

      A good indicator of whether Putnam is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Putnam has increased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Putnam has decreased by 12% year over year. The number of total crimes in Putnam has decreased by 8% year over year.

      Putnam police department

      ItemPutnamConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a5,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      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
      Holland, MA1,38080480560
      Chepachet, RI1,86375567642
      South Woodstock, CT1,24680650730
      East Douglas, MA2,420160597757
      Harrisville, RI1,62989678767
      Quinebaug, CT1,48389724813
      East Brooklyn, CT1,72299807906
      Putnam, CT7,1292901,0621,351

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      LaFayette, GA7,1301534,5354,688
      Atherton, CA7,127691,4691,537
      La Follette, TN7,1313874,2404,627
      Seward, NE7,133429851,026
      Pleasantville, NY7,134114468582
      Putnam, CT7,1292901,0621,351
      Source: The Putnam, 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.