Shelton, CT
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Shelton, CT crime analytics


According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Shelton is safer than 66% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Connecticut, only on the order of 51% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Shelton. If you live in Shelton, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 91. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35. It is for these reasons that Shelton is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Shelton has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Shelton is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Shelton 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 Shelton.

For Shelton, 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 Shelton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1332, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Shelton 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 Shelton than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 97.

Shelton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

66

(100 is safest)


Safer than 66% of U.S. Cities

Shelton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

31

425

456

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.75

10.29

11.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Shelton 0.75
Connecticut 2.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,332

in Shelton

1 in 458

in Connecticut
Shelton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 41,296
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 8 12 10
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.19 0.29 0.24
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
Shelton 10.29
Connecticut 18.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 97

in Shelton

1 in 55

in Connecticut
Shelton Property CRIMES
Population: 41,296
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 87 308 30
Rate per 1,000 2.11 7.46 0.73
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

Shelton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Shelton 14
Connecticut 21