These Are The 10 Safest Cities In Connecticut For 2019

We used data and science to determine the places in Connecticut where everyone sleeps safe and sound.

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We all want the finer things in life. Love, comfort and safety are at the top of everyone's list.

For a lot of people who live in the fine state of Connecticut, safety isn't a problem, but we don't all get to live in the safest cities -- unless of course you live in Easton.

The purpose of this post is to determine where the safest cities to live are in the Constitution State. Those places where crime is usually something you hear about on Facebook, but not from your local paper.

In all, we analyzed 92 cities in Connecticut with a population of more than 7,000 using the latest FBI crime data.

Here's the list of the safest cities in Connecticut for 2019:

  1. Easton (Homes)
  2. Ridgefield (Photos | Homes)
  3. Madison (Homes)
  4. Cheshire (Homes)
  5. New Canaan (Homes)
  6. Simsbury (Homes)
  7. Granby (Homes)
  8. Brookfield (Homes)
  9. Canton (Homes)
  10. Suffield (Homes)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

For more reading on safe places to live and Connecticut, check out:

How we calculated the safest cities in Connecticut

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While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the safest, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's most recent report of crime (Sept 2018) in Connecticut.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year. We used two criteria:

  • Violent crimes per capita (murders, assaults, rapes, armed robberies)
  • Property crimes per capita (thefts, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts)
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For example, there were a total of 10 crimes committed in Easton which had a reported population of 7,570. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.0013 which translates into a 1 in 757 chance of being the victim of a crime.

We only looked at cities that have populations of more than 7,000 people reported to the FBI in 2017. This left us with a total of 92 of the biggest cities in Connecticut to rank.

We ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 92 where 1 in any particular category is the safest.

Next, we averaged each places two criteria to create a Safety Index. We crowned the place with the lowest overall Safety Score "The Safest Place In Connecticut".

The safest city, based on our criteria, is Easton. The most dangerous city in Connecticut? Hartford, where residents had a 1 in 19 chance of being the victim of a crime.

Note: This report is not an analysis of the effectiveness of local police departments, nor does it reflect the fact that people from out of town may come into a community and cause a crime. It simply looks at where crimes occurred most frequently, based on a city's population.

1. Easton

Easton, CT
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Population: 7,570
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 9)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 132 (1st safest)
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Ridgefield, CT
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Population: 25,127
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 437 (4th safest)
More on Ridgefield: PhotosReal Estate | Data

3. Madison

Madison, CT
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Population: 18,130
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 474 (6th safest)
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4. Cheshire

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Population: 29,282
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 12)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 10 (6th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 597 (8th safest)
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5. New Canaan

New Canaan, CT
Source: Public domain
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Population: 20,364
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 9 (5th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 628 (10th safest)
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6. Simsbury

Source: Public Domain
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Population: 24,559
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 11)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 16 (9th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 667 (12th safest)
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7. Granby

Granby, CT
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Population: 11,241
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 7)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 791 (20th safest)
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8. Brookfield

Source: Public Domain
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Population: 17,203
Rank Last Year: 25 (Up 17)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 17 (10th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 709 (14th safest)
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9. Canton

Canton, CT
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Population: 10,285
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 7)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 19 (13th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 631 (11th safest)
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10. Suffield

Source: Public Domain
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Population: 15,602
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 11)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 19 (12th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 698 (13th safest)
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There You Have It - The Safest Cities In The Constitution State

Looking at the data, you can tell that Easton is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Connecticut residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

Here's a look at the most dangerous cities in Connecticut according to the data:

  1. Hartford
  2. New Haven
  3. Waterbury
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List Of Safest Cities In Connecticut For 2019

Rank City Population Violent Crimes Per 100k Property Crimes Per 100k
1 Easton, CT 7,570 0 132
2 Ridgefield, CT 25,127 0 437
3 Madison, CT 18,130 0 474
4 Cheshire, CT 29,282 10 597
5 New Canaan, CT 20,364 9 628
6 Simsbury, CT 24,559 16 667
7 Granby, CT 11,241 0 791
8 Brookfield, CT 17,203 17 709
9 Canton, CT 10,285 19 631
10 Suffield, CT 15,602 19 698
11 Weston, CT 10,320 38 358
12 Newtown, CT 27,908 39 340
13 Wilton, CT 18,643 21 767
14 Avon, CT 18,397 10 902
15 East Hampton, CT 12,855 38 474
16 Old Saybrook, CT 10,070 19 814
17 Greenwich, CT 62,531 33 753
18 Westport, CT 28,079 17 1,061
19 Coventry, CT 12,431 32 852
20 Darien, CT 21,910 13 1,246
21 Redding, CT 9,223 43 780
22 Woodbridge, CT 8,816 34 930
23 Guilford, CT 22,259 22 1,186
24 Monroe, CT 19,682 50 767
25 Bethel, CT 19,796 45 863
26 Plainfield, CT 15,011 79 453
27 Seymour, CT 16,555 72 767
28 Rocky Hill, CT 20,189 24 1,436
29 North Branford, CT 14,163 42 1,242
30 Ledyard, CT 14,889 100 617
31 Shelton, CT 41,625 67 951
32 Middlebury, CT 7,651 65 1,163
33 Fairfield, CT 61,402 37 1,490
34 Plymouth, CT 11,671 59 1,285
35 Wolcott, CT 16,632 30 1,671
36 Wallingford, CT 44,577 56 1,386
37 Portland, CT 9,324 85 1,104
38 New Milford, CT 26,993 96 1,011
39 Vernon, CT 29,142 75 1,252
40 Glastonbury, CT 34,606 69 1,459
41 Winchester, CT 10,677 103 1,133
42 Milford, CT 54,265 44 1,781
43 Stonington, CT 18,666 91 1,285
44 South Windsor, CT 25,740 54 1,721
45 Watertown, CT 21,672 87 1,444
46 Southington, CT 43,769 70 1,672
47 Thomaston, CT 7,548 79 1,536
48 Windsor Locks, CT 12,513 79 1,558
49 Willimantic, CT 17,768 168 1,142
50 Naugatuck, CT 31,310 114 1,430
51 Branford, CT 28,027 57 1,980
52 Cromwell, CT 13,953 71 1,870
53 Wethersfield, CT 26,116 114 1,478
54 North Haven, CT 23,646 71 1,962
55 Middletown, CT 46,363 105 1,574
56 Orange, CT 13,904 50 2,603
57 Bristol, CT 60,090 101 1,705
58 Farmington, CT 25,551 74 2,101
59 Groton Town, CT 29,524 121 1,571
60 Danbury, CT 85,614 190 1,290
61 Putnam, CT 9,293 279 1,248
62 Torrington, CT 34,372 162 1,623
63 Ansonia, CT 18,647 117 1,893
64 Stamford, CT 130,189 224 1,525
65 Windsor, CT 28,836 72 2,767
66 Norwich, CT 39,393 261 1,525
67 Berlin, CT 20,601 131 1,941
68 Enfield, CT 44,321 178 1,798
69 East Haven, CT 28,739 142 2,112
70 Groton, CT 9,093 186 1,869
71 Norwalk, CT 88,849 287 1,693
72 East Windsor, CT 11,383 114 2,661
73 Waterford, CT 19,034 162 2,127
74 Trumbull, CT 36,265 151 2,338
75 Clinton, CT 12,915 139 2,431
76 Stratford, CT 52,263 170 2,137
77 West Hartford, CT 62,812 106 2,959
78 Hamden, CT 61,042 299 1,924
79 West Haven, CT 54,342 261 2,119
80 Newington, CT 30,402 134 3,082
81 Manchester, CT 57,808 186 2,575
82 Bloomfield, CT 20,667 174 2,782
83 East Hartford, CT 50,067 265 2,458
84 Derby, CT 12,586 333 2,431
85 Meriden, CT 59,417 375 2,410
86 Bridgeport, CT 146,110 900 2,337
87 Plainville, CT 17,669 198 3,390
88 New London, CT 26,880 491 2,756
89 New Britain, CT 72,442 371 2,880
90 Waterbury, CT 107,924 504 3,832
91 New Haven, CT 129,953 846 4,009
92 Hartford, CT 122,891 1,092 3,992

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