New Britain, CT
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The crime rate in New Britain is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 New Britain is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, New Britain is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Connecticut, New Britain has a crime rate that is higher than 98% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in New Britain occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in New Britain; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 264. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 New Britain 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 New Britain's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes New Britain 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 New Britain is one in 34.

Importantly, we found that New Britain 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 New Britain is one in 251.

New Britain Crime Data

 

Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

New Britain Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

276

2,111

2,387

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.79

28.99

32.78

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
New Britain 3.79
Connecticut 2.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 264

in New Britain

1 in 458

in Connecticut

New Britain VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 72,808
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 9 45 114 108
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.62 1.57 1.48

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
New Britain 28.99
Connecticut 18.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in New Britain

1 in 55

in Connecticut

New Britain Property CRIMES

Population: 72,808
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 439 1,382 290
Rate per 1,000 6.03 18.98 3.98

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

New Britain Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
New Britain 177
Connecticut 21