Shelton has a new claim to fame.
According to a report by Neighborhood Scout, Shelton is the 80th safest city in America with a population over 25,000. That ranking also makes it the 5th safest in Connecticut for cities of that population, behind the following towns, with the safest first:
"The ranking is based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents," according to a press release from the Shelton Police Department, which announced the news Tuesday afternoon. "Crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault."
Shelton's Violent Crime Stats
Data on Neighborhood Scout suggests that Shelton's downtown area has the greatest concentration of violent crime and is, therefore, the least safest section of town based on those numbers.
In a city of just shy of 40,000 people, Neighborhood Scout tracked the following crime statistics:
- Murder: 0
- Rape: 2
- Robbery: 10
- Assault: 15
Overall, the report states, residents' chances of becoming a victim in Shelton are 1 in 1,480, in comparison to 1 in 367 in the state. The city's overall safety index is 67 out of 100, which means it is safer than 67% of American towns with a population of more than 25,000.
What Do You Think?
Do you agree with the report's findings. Do you feel safe in Shelton?