Annual Crime In Stamford (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 peopleStamford/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,338n/a (estimate)1,7711,8882,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleStamford/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a2.32.35.0
Rape21n/a15.923.542.6
Robbery64n/a48.561.486.2
Assault130n/a98.5120.2246.8
Violent crime218n/a (estimate)165207381
Burglary228n/a172.7222.5376.0
Theft1,655n/a1,253.71,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft237n/a179.5206.7228.9
Property crime2,120n/a (estimate)1,6061,6812,200

Key findings

  • Stamford crime rates are 31% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Stamford are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Stamford you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Stamford is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Stamford has decreased by 5%

Stamford crime map

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Compare Stamford, CT Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Stamford (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Stamford, CT per 100,000 people. In Stamford, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.07 times less than the Connecticut average and 1.46 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Stamford is 1.26 times less than the Connecticut average and 2.30 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Stamford has a daily crime rate that is 1.05 times less than the Connecticut average and 1.37 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Stamford (higher is better)

      How safe is Stamford, CT when compared to other cities in Connecticut and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Stamford is safer than 50% of the cities in Connecticut and 57% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Connecticut and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Stamford. Overall, Stamford is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Stamford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Stamford is 1 in 606
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Stamford is 1 in 63
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Stamford is 1 in 57
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Stamford, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 606. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 63 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Stamford is 1 in 57.

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

      Determining whether Stamford is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Stamford violent crime rates have decreased by 39%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Stamford has decreased by 5% in the same time frame.

      Stamford police department

      ItemStamfordConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3245,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.63.3
      There are a total of 324 Stamford police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.3% greater than the Connecticut average and 19.8% 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
      Huntington Bay, NY1,51649202251
      Lattingtown, NY1,67149202251
      Chappaqua, NY1,32849202251
      Tuckahoe CDP, NY1,18849202251
      Mill Neck, NY1,00149202251
      Bedford, NY1,95349202251
      Eatons Neck, NY1,50649202251
      Stamford, CT127,4101651,6061,771

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Topeka, KS127,4726065,1905,796
      Surprise, AZ127,4921211,5391,660
      Coral Springs, FL127,6731551,5061,661
      Concord, CA126,9383613,1533,515
      Elizabeth, NJ128,0426953,1003,795
      Stamford, CT127,4101651,6061,771
      Source: The Stamford, 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.