The violent crime rate in New Britain is higher than the national average and much higher than cities of similar size. There is a 1 in 270 chance of being a violent crime victim in New Britain.
Here are the New Britain Crime Statistics for 2018:
Murder 4 or .06 of 1000 population
Rape 39 or .54 of 1000 population
Robbery 91 or 1.25 of 1000 population
Assault 135 or 1.86 of 1000 population
Property crime rates for New Britain were better but still above the national average. The property crime rate was 29.33, which is higher than the national rate of 24 and much higher than the Connecticut rate of 17.1. More concerning, New Britain has one of the highest car theft rates in the nation at 5.36 per 1000 inhabitants, more than twice the national average of 2.37. Indeed, there were 390 car thefts in New Britain last year, more than 1 per day.
There were 178 crimes committed per square mile in New Britain in 2018, much higher than similarly sized cities. In the United States the number was 31.1 crimes per square mile and in Connecticut it was 21 crimes per square mile. New Britain falls in the 14th percentile of safest American cities, meaning it is less safe than more than 85% of all cities in the US.