Ridgefield, 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Ridgefield. With an annual crime rate of only 2 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 510. These crime statistics put Ridgefield in the elite group of the safest communities in both Connecticut and in the nation as a whole. It is for these reasons that Ridgefield is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3573, 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 Ridgefield compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Ridgefield is just 2 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Ridgefield is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Ridgefield Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 92% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Ridgefield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,573

in Ridgefield

1 in 617

in Connecticut

Ridgefield Violent Crimes

Population: 25,011
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.04 0.16

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 19

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 596

in Ridgefield

1 in 62

in Connecticut

Property Crimes

Population: 25,011
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3 30 9
Rate per 1,000 0.12 1.20 0.36

United States Property Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Ridgefield Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 26.8