Bridgeport, CT
Crime Rates



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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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 26 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 38. 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 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 153.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bridgeport's rate for property crime is 20 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 51.

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 242.

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

945

2,833

3,778

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.52

19.55

26.07

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bridgeport 6.52
Connecticut 2.07

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 153

in Bridgeport

1 in 482

in Connecticut

Bridgeport VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 144,900
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 11 83 325 526
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.57 2.24 3.63

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bridgeport 19.55
Connecticut 16.81

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 51

in Bridgeport

1 in 59

in Connecticut

Bridgeport Property CRIMES

Population: 144,900
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 588 1,647 598
Rate per 1,000 4.06 11.37 4.13

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Bridgeport Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bridgeport 232
Connecticut 19