East Haven, CT
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The crime rate in East Haven is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 East Haven is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, East Haven is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Connecticut, East Haven has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in East Haven compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared East Haven with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether East Haven'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 East Haven 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 East Haven.

For East Haven, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in East Haven than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1157, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the town, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that East Haven 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 East Haven's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes East Haven 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 East Haven is one in 45.

East Haven Crime Data

 
Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

East Haven Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

25

647

672

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.86

22.36

23.22

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
East Haven 0.86
Connecticut 2.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,157

in East Haven

1 in 458

in Connecticut
East Haven VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 28,935
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 2 8 12
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.07 0.28 0.41
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
East Haven 22.36
Connecticut 18.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in East Haven

1 in 55

in Connecticut
East Haven Property CRIMES
Population: 28,935
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 101 506 40
Rate per 1,000 3.49 17.49 1.38
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

East Haven Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
East Haven 55
Connecticut 21