New Britain, CT
Crime Rates



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New Britain, 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 New Britain is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare New Britain to other communities of similar population, then New Britain crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how New Britain 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 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 233. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that New Britain's rate for property crime is 28 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 36.

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 173.

New Britain Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

New Britain Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

311

2,038

2,349

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.29

28.13

32.42

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
New Britain 4.29
Connecticut 2.07

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 233

in New Britain

1 in 482

in Connecticut

New Britain VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 72,453
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 30 84 196
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.41 1.16 2.71

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
New Britain 28.13
Connecticut 16.81

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in New Britain

1 in 59

in Connecticut

New Britain Property CRIMES

Population: 72,453
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 224 1,394 420
Rate per 1,000 3.09 19.24 5.80

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

New Britain Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
New Britain 174
Connecticut 19