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Old 12-30-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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Does anybody know of any websites or resources for crime statistics by neighborhood (not just by overall town)? Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Does anybody know of any websites or resources for crime statistics by neighborhood (not just by overall town)? Thanks.
Maybe the PD website? In cities, I've seen it available by precinct. Fairfield has 8 or 10 patrol zones, IIRC, and they keep statistics by zone.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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The state doesn't collect neighborhood level crime statistics. It would depend on the town.

Keep in mind that if you see neighborhood data, it may actually just reflect crimes that took place along a retail strip that happens to be located within the neighborhood boundary. With a few exceptions (e.g., very low-income housing projects), residential areas within Connecticut, even within large cities, typically have very few to no violent crimes reported in any given year, and also relatively fewer property crimes. Retail strips and downtown areas have more crime because there are way more people in them than the underlying "population" figures suggest, more stores to steal from, etc.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:33 AM
 
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The state doesn't collect neighborhood level crime statistics. It would depend on the town.

Keep in mind that if you see neighborhood data, it may actually just reflect crimes that took place along a retail strip that happens to be located within the neighborhood boundary. With a few exceptions (e.g., very low-income housing projects), residential areas within Connecticut, even within large cities, typically have very few to no violent crimes reported in any given year, and also relatively fewer property crimes. Retail strips and downtown areas have more crime because there are way more people in them than the underlying "population" figures suggest, more stores to steal from, etc.

OP, it really depends on the town & how honest they are to theur residents.
Some towns are upfront about their crime rate, but some rather dangerous towns don't give out that info willingly & sweep it under the rug sadly.
East Hartford has a lot of crime, & it's got violent crime too, yet we've read that the mayor declares it's a safe town.
We've also heard there were many break-ins to homes in East Hartford, near the Manchester line.
That area, up near the highway 1-384, is not too safe at all by people who work up there.
A woman got ran over in a crosswalk in E. Hartford & badly injured & the driver just took off.
A convenience clerk was shot & killed on Burnside Ave last year.
A guy shot his own g/f in the neck & killed her, who worked for Shop Rite.
Parts of Manchester has lots of crime too, especially down near Main Street.
We've got friends who live near there who say they cannot walk near their home safely at night. Lots of gangs up that way..
Not sure why the police cannot walk the beat in that area to keep it safe?
I've heard of women being gang stalked in Wethersfield also.
You cannot always rely on a town to give out its crime rates
in Connecticut. Lots of town want to cover it up to bring
more business to its area.
I heard the Dollar Store, or Dollar something was robbed at gunpoint too on Route 5 in E. Hartford. luckily no one was hurt, but store closed down there.
I just read about an East Hartford police cop arrested forbuying more than $1,000 of child pornography & had it mailed to him!
The town's now being sued for a East Hartford cop putting a 12 year old boy in a headlock, at the boy's home, & badly injuring his face & neck. The boy wasn't commiting a crime.
He just wanted more time to get dressed before he left his home, but a social worker called the police on him.
There was a CNA or health care worker in E. Htfd who was arrested for abusing some of her patients too.
I have heard a lot of people saying they won't set foot in East Hartford anymore due to its lack of safety.
I've also heard many pet owners complaining about ALL the mean & vicious dogs who run out of their yards & attack theur dogs when they take theur dogs for a walk in East Harford also, so not a very safe place to walk at all!
Seen guys walking their Pitbulls down a residential street off a keash in Manchester & Hartford too, which is illegal.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I think a little old law called The Freedom of Information Act prevents towns from hiding crime. I am not doubting that the items you mention happened but they hardly make these towns full mof crime. Jay
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