Bridgeport, CT
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Bridgeport, CT crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Bridgeport is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Bridgeport is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Bridgeport is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Connecticut, Bridgeport has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Bridgeport to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

How does the crime rate in Bridgeport compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Bridgeport with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Bridgeport's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bridgeport does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Bridgeport.

For Bridgeport, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Bridgeport is one in 148.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Bridgeport experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bridgeport's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Bridgeport a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Bridgeport is one in 42.

Importantly, we found that Bridgeport has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Bridgeport is one in 236.

Bridgeport Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Bridgeport Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

996

3,496

4,492

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.75

23.68

30.43

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bridgeport 6.75
Connecticut 2.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 148

in Bridgeport

1 in 458

in Connecticut

Bridgeport VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 147,629
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 19 80 441 456
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.54 2.99 3.09

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bridgeport 23.68
Connecticut 18.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Bridgeport

1 in 55

in Connecticut

Bridgeport Property CRIMES

Population: 147,629
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 817 2,053 626
Rate per 1,000 5.53 13.91 4.24

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Bridgeport Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bridgeport 276
Connecticut 21