New Canaan, CT
Crime Rates



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New Canaan, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

New Canaan is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (84%) and also has a lower crime rate than 70% of the communities in Connecticut, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in New Canaan is one in 157 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 36.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to New Canaan, and we found that the crime rate in New Canaan is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means New Canaan is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how New Canaan 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 Canaan.

For New Canaan, 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 New Canaan than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 10000, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in New Canaan is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in New Canaan than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 159.

New Canaan Crime Data

 

Crime Index

84

(100 is safest)


Safer than 84% of U.S. Cities

New Canaan Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2

128

130

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.10

6.28

6.38

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
New Canaan 0.10
Connecticut 2.28

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in New Canaan

1 in 439

in Connecticut

New Canaan VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 20,376
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 0 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.05 0.00 0.05

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
New Canaan 6.28
Connecticut 17.70

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 159

in New Canaan

1 in 56

in Connecticut

New Canaan Property CRIMES

Population: 20,376
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 16 97 15
Rate per 1,000 0.79 4.76 0.74

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

New Canaan Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
New Canaan 6
Connecticut 21