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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 59%
Property crime 6%
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 peopleWest Haven/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,176n/a (estimate)2,1461,6102,489
Murder1n/a1.82.95.0
Rape21n/a38.321.642.6
Robbery29n/a52.954.181.6
Assault34n/a62.1105.0250.2
Violent crime85n/a (estimate)155184379
Burglary96n/a175.2180.7340.5
Theft828n/a1,511.11,078.71,549.5
Vehicle theft167n/a304.8167.3219.9
Property crime1,091n/a (estimate)1,9911,4272,110

Key findings

  • West Haven crime rates are 14% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Haven are 59% lower than the national average
  • In West Haven you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Haven is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Haven has decreased by 8%

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in West Haven, Connecticut is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for West Haven are 1.33 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.16 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in West Haven are 1.18 times less than than Connecticut and 2.45 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in West Haven are 1.40 times more than than Connecticut and 1.06 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is West Haven (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in West Haven in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is West Haven safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show West Haven being safer than 24% of cities in Connecticut and 50% 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 West Haven. In conclusion, West Haven ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Haven

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Haven is 1 in 645
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Haven is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Haven is 1 in 47
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In West Haven, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 645. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 51 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 Haven is 1 in 47.

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

      Determining whether West Haven is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. West Haven violent crime rates have decreased by 19%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 7% year over year. Total crimes for West Haven has decreased by 8% in the same time frame.

      West Haven police department

      ItemWest HavenConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1335,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.63.3
      There are a total of 133 West Haven police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.1% less than the Connecticut average and 26.5% 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
      Woodmont, CT1,42550389439
      Durham, CT2,68765501565
      Shelton, CT40,97953736790
      Heritage Village, CT3,875105818923
      Branford Center, CT6,3601481,1481,296
      Naugatuck, CT31,625961,4131,509
      North Haven, CT23,888471,5271,573
      West Haven, CT54,9721551,9912,146

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Paramount, CA54,9416382,2902,927
      Shoreline, WA55,0211661,9302,096
      Port Arthur, TX54,9136252,1842,808
      Hanford, CA54,9124492,1702,619
      Aloha, OR54,9083483,3503,698
      West Haven, CT54,9721551,9912,146
      Source: The West Haven, 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.