Your chances of being a victim of violent crime in Hartford is 1 in 92. For Connecticut, the number is 1 in 439. Hartford’s murder rate was 5 times higher as the United States as a whole.
Of the 6,253 crimes committed in Hartford, 1,344 were classified as violent (murder, assault, rape, robbery).
Here are the Hartford Crime Statistics for 2018:
Murder 29 or .24 of 1000 population
Rape 45 or .36 of 1000 population
Robbery 466 or 3.78 of 1000 population
Assault 804 or 6.52 of 1000 population
Property crime rates weren’t as bad but still are significantly worse than the United States as a whole. The burglary rate in Hartford was 5.98 compared to the US rate of 4.3; the theft rate was 28.3 compared to the US rate of 16.94 and the car theft rate was 5.50 compared to the US rate of 2.37.
Looked at another way there were 346 crimes committed per square mile in Hartford in 2018. In the United States the number was 31.1 crimes per square mile and in Connecticut it was 21 crimes per square mile.
With 440 officers Hartford has the largest police department in Connecticut and the average salary of $58.000 is competitive with the surrounding communities. So why is Hartford so crime ridden. It may because of economics. While Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states in America, Hartford is the 4th poorest city in America.