Hartford, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 37 per one thousand residents, Hartford has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 27. Within Connecticut, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Hartford. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Hartford to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Hartford to other communities of similar population, then Hartford crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Hartford does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Hartford 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 Hartford.

For Hartford, 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 Hartford is one in 116.

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 Hartford 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 Hartford's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Hartford 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 Hartford is one in 36.

Importantly, we found that Hartford 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 Hartford is one in 229.

Hartford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Hartford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,049

3,426

4,475

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.59

28.06

36.65

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
8.59
1.84
National Median: 4
    Hartford
    Connecticut

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 116

in Hartford

1 in 545

in Connecticut

Hartford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 122,105
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21 31 271 726
Rate per 1,000 0.17 0.25 2.22 5.95

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
28.06
14.27
National Median: 21
    Hartford
    Connecticut

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Hartford

1 in 70

in Connecticut

Hartford Property CRIMES

Population: 122,105
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 427 2,466 533
Rate per 1,000 3.50 20.20 4.37

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Hartford Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
248
16
National Median: 28.3
    Hartford
    Connecticut