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Crime Report for Hamden,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Hamden, is 2.1 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Hamden Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Hamden, has a violent crime rate of 185 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 281 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Hamden 185
CT 281
National 676

Hamden, is in the 78% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 48% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 78% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Hamden, or said another way, 22% of cities in have crime rates higher than Hamden.


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Crime Hamden CT Nation
Violent Crime Total 185.1 280.6 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 3.2 6.5
Forcible Rape 8.7 18.7 31.1
Robbery Rate 126.3 107.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 50.2 151.3 315
Property Crime Total 2555.2 2535.1 3726.9
Burglary 285.5 409.3 812.3
Larceny Theft 2062.2 1878.5 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 207.6 247.3 382.3
Arson 3.5 12.8 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Hamden, has a property crime rate of 2555.2 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 2535.1 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Hamden 2555.2
CT 2535.1
National 3727



Hamden Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 71
National Percentile Rank - 53