SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Connecticut for 2019. See if your city made the list.
Connecticut’s safest city, Ridgefield, moved up from the number two spot on last year’s report. The city has zero counts of violent crime to thank for its upward climb. But it’s not the only city that can be proud—there were only two murders reported among all 20 cities that made our list.
Overall, the Constitution State is well below national averages for both violent and property crime. Proving the point, 95% of the cities on our list saw fewer than one violent crime per 1,000 people, according to FBI data.
With such a low violent crime rate (it’s just 2.55), it’s no surprise that residents named digital security their top concern in our State of Safety study. And the numbers confirm this finding—just 6% of the people we spoke to reported a personal experience with violent crime in the past year, but 16% reported experiencing a digital security issue.
Check out the full list to see if your city is one of the safest in Connecticut (or if your town has a little more work to do).
85% of the safest cities are on the list for the second year.
80% reported 25 or fewer total violent crime incidents.
Connecticut’s crime rates are better than the national averages, with 2.55 violent crime incidents per 1,000 people and 19.53 property crime incidents. Nationwide rates are 4.49 for violent crime and 27.11 for property crime.
95% of the safest cities had fewer than one violent crime per 1,000 people in 2017.
Even though 16% of our State of Safety respondents had a personal experience with digital security in the past year, that’s eight percentage points below the national average of 24%.
Having someone access sensitive information is the primary digital security fear, with 73% naming it their top concern.
Being robbed is the top violent crime worry, and safest city reporting supports that—only three cities had zero incidents, and the reports ranged from one to 25, with a total of 146 being reported among all cities, which makes it the second-most common violent crime after aggravated assault (166).
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere
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