Newtown, CT
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Newtown, 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

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Newtown. With an annual crime rate of only 4 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 264. These crime statistics put Newtown in the elite group of the safest communities in both Connecticut and in the nation as a whole.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Newtown, and we found that the crime rate in Newtown is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown.

For Newtown, 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 Newtown than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2542, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Newtown compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Newtown is just 3 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Newtown is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Newtown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

93

(100 is safest)


Safer than 93% of U.S. Cities

Newtown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

95

106

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.39

3.40

3.79

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newtown 0.39
Connecticut 2.28

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,542

in Newtown

1 in 439

in Connecticut

Newtown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,965
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 3 2
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.21 0.11 0.07

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
Newtown 3.40
Connecticut 17.70

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 294

in Newtown

1 in 56

in Connecticut

Newtown Property CRIMES

Population: 27,965
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 14 75 6
Rate per 1,000 0.50 2.68 0.21

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

Newtown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Newtown 2
Connecticut 21