Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWindsor/100k peopleVermont/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime43n/a (estimate)1,1961,8932,324
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)111222370
Vehicle theft2n/a55.693.5282.7
Property crime39n/a (estimate)1,0851,6711,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Windsor, VT

The Windsor crime rates are 48.5% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 4 violent crimes in Windsor (111 per 100,000 people), which is 69.9% lower than the national average and there were a total of 39 property crimes (1085 per 100,000 residents) which is 44.5% lower than average.

With only 111 incidents per 100,000 people, Windsor boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Windsor has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

Windsor showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Is Windsor a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Windsor, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Windsor presents a total crime rate that is 49% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Windsor experiences an average of 0.12 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.11 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Windsor Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Windsor. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Windsor has increased by 26.5%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 100%, while property crime has increased by 21.9%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Windsor.

Potential Causes for Crime in Windsor

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Windsor currently has an unemployment rate of 3.1%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

In Windsor, the cost of living is 8.46% higher than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Windsor has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 2.82 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

Windsor crime map

The Windsor crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Windsor as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Windsor crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Windsor crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Windsor crime rates are 49% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Windsor are 70% lower than the national average
  • In Windsor you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Windsor is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Windsor has increased by 15%

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        Daily Crime In Windsor (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Windsor

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Windsor is 1 in 899
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Windsor is 1 in 93
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Windsor is 1 in 84

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

        Windsor police department

        Item Windsor Vermont National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10632558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.23.3
        There are a total of 10 Windsor police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.9% greater than the Vermont average and 13.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Vermont

        State Total offenders Vermont /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 1,201 sex offenders in Vermont. This yields a total of 188 sex offenders in Vermont per 100,000 residents which is 29% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Enfield, NH2,0590308308
        Plainfield, NH2650519519
        Wilder, VT3,14669518587
        White River Junction, VT2,52892696788
        Woodstock, VT1,09165914979
        Newport, NH5,5302031,2481,451
        Quechee, VT3692031,5301,733
        Windsor, VT2,0421111,0851,196

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Trenton, FL2,0421891,3701,559
        Brockway, PA2,042127674801
        Linden, CA2,0431918961,087
        Syracuse, NE2,043123823946
        Oak Hill, FL2,04198590688
        Windsor, VT2,0421111,0851,196
        Source: The Windsor, VT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.