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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 26%
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 peopleWest Hartford/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,787n/a (estimate)2,8331,8882,580
Murder1n/a1.62.35.0
Rape2n/a3.223.542.6
Robbery41n/a65.061.486.2
Assault1n/a1.6120.2246.8
Violent crime45n/a (estimate)71207381
Burglary195n/a309.1222.5376.0
Theft1,409n/a2,233.51,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft138n/a218.8206.7228.9
Property crime1,742n/a (estimate)2,7611,6812,200

Key findings

  • West Hartford crime rates are 10% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Hartford are 81% lower than the national average
  • In West Hartford you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Hartford is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Hartford has decreased by 8%

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      Daily Crime In West Hartford (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in West Hartford, CT per 100,000 people. In West Hartford, the total number of daily crimes is 1.50 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.10 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in West Hartford is 2.91 times less than the Connecticut average and 5.34 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, West Hartford has a daily crime rate that is 1.64 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.26 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is West Hartford (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Connecticut and all other cities across the US, is West Hartford safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that West Hartford is safer than 21% of other cities in the state of Connecticut. In addition, West Hartford is safer than 45% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Connecticut and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than West Hartford. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that West Hartford is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Hartford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Hartford is 1 in 1402
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Hartford is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Hartford is 1 in 36
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In West Hartford, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1402. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 37 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 West Hartford is 1 in 36.

      Year Over Year Crime In West Hartford (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for West Hartford is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in West Hartford has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 34% in West Hartford, while property crimes in West Hartford have decreased by 7%. Total crime has decreased by 8% year over year.

      West Hartford police department

      ItemWest HartfordConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1455,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.63.3
      There are a total of 145 West Hartford police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.2% less than the Connecticut average and 29.8% 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
      West Simsbury, CT2,35434279314
      Weatogue, CT3,17969559628
      Canton Valley, CT1,50070571642
      Portland, CT5,60775642717
      Tariffville, CT1,31582665747
      Salmon Brook, CT2,56883676759
      East Hampton, CT2,69385675760
      West Hartford, CT63,187712,7612,833

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      Eden Prairie, MN63,206601,3451,405
      Mansfield, TX63,1411031,0811,184
      Santa Cruz, CA63,3105944,4235,017
      Alpharetta, GA63,013631,7961,858
      Florence-Graham, CA63,3907684,0894,857
      West Hartford, CT63,187712,7612,833
      Source: The West Hartford, 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.