Annual Crime In Shelton (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 peopleShelton/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime309n/a (estimate)7421,8882,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShelton/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.35.0
Rape8n/a19.223.542.6
Robbery7n/a16.861.486.2
Assault8n/a19.2120.2246.8
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)55207381
Burglary67n/a160.8222.5376.0
Theft185n/a444.11,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft34n/a81.6206.7228.9
Property crime286n/a (estimate)6871,6812,200

Key findings

  • Shelton crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shelton are 85% lower than the national average
  • In Shelton you have a 1 in 135 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shelton is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shelton has decreased by 33%

Shelton crime map

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Compare Shelton, CT Crime To Other Cities

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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 2.55 times less than the state average and 3.48 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Shelton on a daily basis are 3.76 times less than than Connecticut average and 6.89 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Shelton are 2.45 times less than the daily state average and 3.20 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? The evidence provided by these graphs show Shelton being safer than 85% of cities in Connecticut and 86% 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 1812
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shelton is 1 in 146
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shelton is 1 in 135
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Shelton, CT you have a 1 in 1812 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 146 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 135 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 18%, while the property crime rate in Shelton has decreased by 34% year over year. The number of total crimes in Shelton has decreased by 33% 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, CT1,69429236265
      Newtown, CT2,00921435457
      Woodmont, CT1,42556459515
      Westport, CT27,51111852863
      Heritage Village, CT3,8751199631,082
      Cheshire Village, CT6,1031461,1891,336
      Branford Center, CT6,3601671,3521,519
      Shelton, CT40,97955687742

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Beverly, MA40,967100577677
      Wilkes-Barre, PA40,9645162,3702,886
      Edmonds, WA41,0201531,9782,131
      Mankato, MN40,9003293,3283,657
      Coram, NY40,8993581,4741,833
      Shelton, CT40,97955687742
      Source: The Shelton, 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.