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Total crime 68%
Violent crime 86%
Property crime 65%
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 peopleShelton/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime326n/a (estimate)7901,6102,489
Murder0n/a0.02.95.0
Rape8n/a19.421.642.6
Robbery7n/a17.054.181.6
Assault7n/a17.0105.0250.2
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)53184379
Burglary61n/a147.7180.7340.5
Theft219n/a530.41,078.71,549.5
Vehicle theft24n/a58.1167.3219.9
Property crime304n/a (estimate)7361,4272,110

Key findings

  • Shelton crime rates are 68% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shelton are 86% lower than the national average
  • In Shelton you have a 1 in 127 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shelton is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shelton has increased by 6%

Shelton crime map

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The Shelton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Shelton 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 Shelton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Shelton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Shelton on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Connecticut and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Shelton (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Connecticut, are 2.04 times less than the state average and 3.15 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Shelton on a daily basis are 3.45 times less than than Connecticut average and 7.12 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Shelton are 1.94 times less than the daily state average and 2.87 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Shelton (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Shelton in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Shelton safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Shelton being safer than 80% 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 Shelton. In conclusion, Shelton ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shelton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shelton is 1 in 1877
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shelton is 1 in 136
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shelton is 1 in 127
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Shelton, Connecticut you have a 1 in 1877 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 136 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 127 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Shelton.

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

      A good indicator of whether Shelton 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 Shelton has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Shelton has increased by 7% year over year. The number of total crimes in Shelton has increased by 6% year over year.

      Shelton police department

      ItemSheltonConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)615,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.63.3
      There are a total of 61 Shelton police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.5% less than the Connecticut average and 53.2% 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
      Southport, CT1,69426200226
      Newtown, CT2,00922205227
      Woodmont, CT1,42550389439
      Westport, CT27,51114681695
      Heritage Village, CT3,875105818923
      Cheshire Village, CT6,1031301,0101,140
      Branford Center, CT6,3601481,1481,296
      Shelton, CT40,97953736790

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Beverly, MA40,967111487598
      Wilkes-Barre, PA40,9645942,0922,687
      Edmonds, WA41,0202022,1072,308
      Mankato, MN40,9002563,4043,660
      Coram, NY40,8993681,4061,773
      Shelton, CT40,97953736790
      Source: The Shelton, 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.