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Crime Statistics

This research guide leads you to selected sources of Connecticut statistics on the Web and in the Connecticut State Library.

Federal Resources | Local Resources | State Resources


Federal Resources

Crime Statistics for 2008 FBI RELEASE, January 12, 2009 : Summary of preliminary national crime statistics released for January-June 2008 with complete Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report available at the FBI web site.

Bureau of Justice Statistics   Statistics about crime and victims, criminal offenders, law enforcement, courts and sentencing, corrections, and more.  Includes an historical table of reported crime in Connecticut from 1960 to 2007.

OPE Campus Security Statistics  Provides a direct link to reported criminal offenses for over 6000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking of attending college in a large urban city, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, or a community college you can find their security statistics here.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics  The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Data tables and sources are updated regularly to reflect continuous changes.

Uniform Crime Reports  Links to current and historical data on Uniform Crime Reports, Hate Crimes Statistics, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, more.

From State & Local Sourcebook, an overview of public safety statistics on a variety of topics including police protection spending and corrections spending.


Local Resources

Hartford Crime Statistics  Up-to-date crime statistics for the city of Hartford by neighborhood for 2002 to the present.

New Haven Crime Statistics  NEW PROJECTIONS for 2007, from the Department of Police Service in New Haven.  Also projections for 2005-2006, statistics for 1990-2001, trends for 1990-2003 as well as historical statistics for 1863-1920. Includes an explanation of crime statistics, with definitions of crimes indexed in the Uniform Crime Reports and crime trends for ten year intervals.

Stamford Police Blotters, 1899-1934  Data compiled from annual reports issued by the City of Stamford, for all charges between 1899 and 1934. Also includes statistics for each charge, arranged in groups such as domestic crimes, morals charges and insanity, etc.

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State Resources

NEW : Criminal Justice Digital Library, a collection of links to state publications related to the various aspects of the criminal justice system including recidivism, probation, prison population and more. 

Connecticut Uniform Crime Reports  NEW UPDATES : Publications and summary data maintained by the Connecticut State Police Crime Analysis Unit, including the annual publication of the Connecticut Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, Crime in Connecticut, for the years 2000-2005.   Summary data for 1985-2004 as well as NIBRS data (National Incident-Based Reporting System) for 1994-2005 are searchable.  A family violence detailed report for 2007 is NOW AVAILABLE.

Crime in Connecticut The most complete Uniform Crime Report information for Connecticut.  See our catalog for a list of our holdings back to 1979.

Crime Statistics for Seven Towns, by Christopher Reinhart, Office of Legislative Research, 2006.  Connecticut UCR data, compiled for the towns of Ashford, Ellington, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union and Willington.

Crime rate and convictions rates broken down by race, by George Coppolo, Office of Legislative Research, 2008.

Case Statistics for Firearms Violations, by Christopher Reinhart, Office of Legislative Research, 2007. 

Prison Population Over Time, by Christopher Reinhart, Office of Legislative Research, 2008.

Prison Population Age 50 and Over by Offense, by Christopher Reinhart, Office of Legislative Research, 2008.

Prison Population in 1960 and 2003, by Christopher Reinhart, Office of Legislative Research, 2004.  The Connecticut prison population in 1960 and in 2003, broken down by race.

Prison Population Statistics Over the Last Five Years, by Christopher Reinhart, Office of Legislative Research, 2004.  Connecticut prison population statistics at six month intervals, for the period 1/1/99-1/1/2004, including the supervised and incarcerated populations, the non-sentenced population and the number of Connecticut inmates in Virginia.

Prison Population Information, by George Coppolo and Michael Murphy, Office of Legislative Research, 2003.  Connecticut prison population statistics by race, gender and legal status on March 1, 2003.

Prison Overcrowding, by George Coppolo, et al., Office of Legislative Research, 2003. Statistics for the overall crime rate, violent crime and property crime.

People in Prison for Violating Probation, by Christopher Reinhart, Office of Legislative Research, 2008.  Discusses the number of people sentenced to prison for violating probation and what their underlying crimes are.

Family Violence Arrests . . Annual Report  See our catalog record for a list of our holdings back to 1989.

Bias Crimes Annual Report . .  See our catalog record for a list of our holdings back to 1998 ; an earlier title goes back to 1994.

Prisoners and Defendants Mental-Illness Statistics, by Christopher Reinhart, Office of Legislative Research, 2003.   Statistics on prisoners and defendants with mental illness on November 1, 2003.

Probation Departments and Incarcerations Rates, by Ryan O'Neil, Office of Legislative Research, 2003.  Discusses which states have adult probation offices in the judicial branch. Incarceration rates for each of the 50 states, the country as a whole and in four geographic regions. Also, a comparison of demographics and crime rates in Minnesota and Connecticut.

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Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, page revised 4/2009.