Reported Annual Crime In West Haven

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 peopleWest Haven/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,280n/a (estimate)2,3381,8882,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Haven/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.82.35.0
Rape23n/a42.023.542.6
Robbery38n/a69.461.486.2
Assault43n/a78.6120.2246.8
Violent crime105n/a (estimate)192207381
Burglary120n/a219.2222.5376.0
Theft915n/a1,671.61,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft140n/a255.8206.7228.9
Property crime1,175n/a (estimate)2,1471,6812,200
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in West Haven, CT. All reported West Haven, CT crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the West Haven, CT overall crime rate is 24% higher than in comparison to the Connecticut average; and is also 9% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in West Haven, CT, the rate is 8% lower than compared to the Connecticut average, and 50% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, West Haven, CT comes in at 28% higher than to the average seen in Connecticut, and 2% lower than the overall national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Haven is 9% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.41 daily crimes that occur in West Haven.
  • West Haven is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Haven you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Haven has increased by 9%.

Compare West Haven, CT Crime To Other Cities

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

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in West Haven, CT is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Connecticut and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for West Haven, CT are 1.24 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.10 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in West Haven, CT are 1.08 times less than than Connecticut and 1.98 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in West Haven, CT are 1.28 times more than than Connecticut and 1.02 times less than the national average.

How Safe is West Haven (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the West Haven, CT area in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show West Haven, CT being safer than 21% of cities in Connecticut and 44% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, CT. In conclusion, West Haven, CT now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

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 522
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Haven is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Haven is 1 in 43
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in West Haven, CT? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In West Haven, CT your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 522. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 47 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, CT is 1 in 43.

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

Determining whether West Haven, CT is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. West Haven, CT has decreased by 22% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 13% year over year. Total crimes for West Haven, CT has increased by 9% 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, CT1,42556459515
Durham, CT2,68773590662
Shelton, CT40,97955687742
Heritage Village, CT3,8751199631,082
Branford Center, CT6,3601671,3521,519
Naugatuck, CT31,625831,5991,682
Milford city, CT52,0052181,7691,987
West Haven, CT54,9721922,1472,338

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Paramount, CA54,9415982,5933,191
Shoreline, WA55,0211201,9422,062
Port Arthur, TX54,9137012,5973,298
Hanford, CA54,9124822,2252,708
Aloha, OR54,9083513,5503,900
West Haven, CT54,9721922,1472,338
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.
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