At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Connecticut with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Connecticut with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Connecticut Burglary Safe Zones

  1. New Milford
    • Population 27,317, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: New Milford is home to sportcaster, Bob Costas.
  2. Weston
    • Population 10,437, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones had a home in Weston.
  3. Old Saybrook
    • Population 10213, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Old Saybrook was incorporated in 1854.
  4. Canton
    • Population 10,358, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Canton was home to the Collins Axe Factory, one of the first axe factories in the world.
  5. Madison
    • Population 18,254, Burglaries 9
    • Town trivia: Celebrity chef Jacques Pepin lives in Madison.
  6. Simsbury
    • Population 24,093, Burglaries 12
    • Town trivia: At least 7 Olympic medalists trained in Simsbury.
  7. Granby
    • Population 11,317, Burglaries 6
    • Town trivia: The first coined minted in the US were made in Granby.
  8. Ridgefield
    • Population 25,339, Burglaries 14
    • Town trivia: Eugene O’Neill, playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature, once lived in Ridgefield.
  9. Cheshire
    • Population 29,245, Burglaries 18
    • Town trivia: Cheshire is James Van Der Beek’s hometown.
  10. Avon
    • Population 18,485, Burglaries 14
    • Town trivia: The Avon Public Library started in 1791.

2016 Connecticut Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Groton Long Point
    • Population 517, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Groton Long Point was established in 1921.
  2. Hartford
    • Population 124553, Burglaries 958
    • Town trivia: Hartford is called the “Insurance Capital of the World.”
  3. New Britain
    • Population 72788, Burglaries 439
    • Town trivia: New Britain is the headquarters of Stanley Black and Decker.
  4. Bridgeport
    • Population 148313, Burglaries 817
    • Town trivia: P.T. Barnum was once a resident of Bridgeport.
  5. Meriden
    • Population 60149, Burglaries 321
    • Town trivia: Meriden is home to Tomie dePaola, children’s book author.
  6. Derby
    • Population 12735, Burglaries 65
    • Town trivia: In the 1800’s Derby manufactured corsets and hoop skirts.
  7. Winchester
    • Population 10855, Burglaries 55
    • Town trivia: Winchester was incorporated in 1771.
  8. New London
    • Population 27312, Burglaries 138
    • Town trivia: New London is home to the US Coast Guard Academy.
  9. Woodbridge
    • Population 8907, Burglaries 45
    • Town trivia: Woodbridge is home to many of Yale’s faculty.
  10. Waterbury
    • Population 109044, Burglaries 522
    • Town trivia: Waterbury’s town motto is “What Is More Lasting Than Brass?”

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