See Which Connecticut Cities Made the List

Based on a Population of at least 36k

Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here.

Connecticut is one of the original colonies of America and where George W. Bush was born. This state is steeped in history and has beautiful scenery. Nearly every street will have some historical occurrence on it, and the leaves changing colors in the fall are a sight to behold. On top of all this, Connecticut is home to the number one safest city in the nation – Greenwich.

The 25 safest cities in Connecticut all have impressive safety ratings, ranging from 92.71 to 62.45. The overall crime stats in this state are on the lower end compared to the national averages. Most of the cities in Connecticut have been seeing a decline in violent and property crimes, or no change at all to their already low crime rates. Four of Connecticut’s cities are in the top 100 safest cities in the nation, with another 12 in the top 500 safest cities.

Let’s go over Greenwich a bit more, which came out as the safest city in the nation according to our analysis. Why is this city so safe? One of the main reasons would be that Greenwich is the wealthiest town in the state, with the median income at $167,825 for a family. Greenwich is at the southernmost point of the state, near the New York border and across the bay from Long Island.

The next few safest cities are up the coast from Greenwich, including Stamford (86.27), Fairfield (86.44), and West Haven (86.27). Most of the safest cities are along the coast, but further inland there is Manchester and Hartford that were in the top 25 safest cities as well.


1 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 92.71

Greenwich, CT

62,942 351 11 -39.1% 403 -14.4%

2 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.8

Enfield, CT

44,617 368 52 -1.6% 792 4.6%

3 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.78

Norwich, CT

40,085 384 127 -16.6% 625 -25.9%

4 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.14

Shelton, CT

41,724 744 31 33.6% 425 8.6%

5 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87

Wallingford, CT

45,054 478 40 74.2% 597 -1.6%

6 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.44

Fairfield, CT

61,762 550 21 -37% 945 -19.8%

7 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.27

West Haven, CT

54,741 408 68 -53% 867 -42.8%

8 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.27

Stamford, CT

129,682 387 285 -8.5% 1,869 -9.7%

9 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.74

Middletown, CT

46,894 380 64 -17.3% 726 -14.8%

10 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.2

Southington, CT

43,979 523 22 -33.6% 723 -10.7%

11 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 84.72

Danbury, CT

84,404 558 157 4.5% 1,361 0.5%

12
Safety Score: 83.4

Norwalk, CT

88,692 419 239 -7.8% 1,627 1.4%

13
Safety Score: 82.83

Bristol, CT

60,593 417 78 8.3% 1,218 -19.5%

14
Safety Score: 81.92

Stratford, CT

53,058 495 69 6.2% 1,175 -11.6%

15
Safety Score: 81.39

Trumbull, CT

36,708 441 32 10.3% 850 42.8%

16
Safety Score: 81.04

West Hartford, CT

63,301 433 55 12.3% 1,474 5.8%

17
Safety Score: 80.91

Hamden, CT

61,372 464 189 -17.9% 1,332 -1.3%

18
Safety Score: 80.82

East Hartford, CT

50,977 328 168 28.8% 1,106 -9%

19
Safety Score: 80.56

Milford, CT

53,499 417 37 5.2% 1,348 -3.3%

20
Safety Score: 78.9

Meriden, CT

60,149 451 197 9.2% 1,440 2.2%

21
Safety Score: 78.19

Manchester, CT

58,070 420 104 -6.1% 1,574 -0.2%

22
Safety Score: 78.03

Bridgeport, CT

148,313 363 996 -25.8% 3,496 -18.7%

23
Safety Score: 76.01

New Britain, CT

72,788 437 275 -14.2% 2,091 -1.2%

24
Safety Score: 69.17

Waterbury, CT

109,044 328 467 14.9% 4,524 -1.1%

25
Safety Score: 62.45

Hartford, CT

124,553 271 1,421 3.3% 5,468 3.9%


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