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Crime Rate in Manchester Connecticut
“The chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Manchester is 1 in 536”
Manchester Connecticut, home to 57.932, was settled in the 1670s, making it one of the oldest towns in the United States. It combines small-town quaintness with big city convenience.
The top attractions in Manchester include:
- Old Manchester Museum
- Cheney Homestead
- Connecticut Firemen’s Historical Society
- Laurel Lake
- Northview Ski Slope
- Charter Oak Park
When looking for higher education opportunities, Manchester has options. Manchester Community College is located in Manchester and several Hartford based colleges including Trinity College and the University of Hartford.
The violent crime rate in Manchester is average for its size. The chance of becoming a victim of violent crimes in Manchester is 1 in 536. This puts it right in the middle of the pack for similarly sized American cities. Types of violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. See below Manchester crime rates.
Manchester Crime Statistics for 2018:
Murder 2 or .03 of 1000 population
Rape 26 or .45 of 1000 population
Robbery 38 or .66 of 1000 population
Assault 42 or .72 of 1000 population
Manchester’s property crime rate is high but not among the highest of comparably sized cities. There were 148 burglary cases in Manchester, averaging 2.55 per thousand. That is below the national rate of 4.3 per thousand. Per capita theft was higher than the national average, 21.16 compared to 16.94. There were 1226 incidents of theft in 2018.
There were 58 crimes committed per square mile in Manchester in 2018, much higher the 31.1 in the United States. Part of that is due to the population density of Manchester. 2,008 per square mile is almost twice the density of the US.
While we hope residents don’t become victims of any crime in Manchester, they can always take caution by being aware of their surroundings, locking doors and windows, and using heavily-used paths when traveling.