- Governor Dan Malloy, as well as state and local leaders, has made extraordinary progress on crime reduction and prevention.
- Through innovative initiatives, Governor Malloy and Connecticut Democrats at the federal, state and local levels are combating urban violence while bringing communities and law enforcement together. Project Longevity, for example, has encouraged community, faith leaders and police officers to work hand-in-hand to reduce gang and gun-related violence through outreach efforts.
- Crime across our state has dropped to its lowest point in 40 years, with an overall drop in violent crime that is double the rate of the national decline based on FBI statistics. That’s progress for our streets, our cities, and all of Connecticut.
- Connecticut has made dramatic progress on crime reduction, from lowering overall rates, to driving down violent crime, to reducing shootings. New statewide data shows Connecticut’s overall reported crime rate dropped nearly 9% in 2013.
- Governor Malloy has released the state’s annual “Crime in Connecticut” report, which showed resounding results – including a violent crime rate that fell by 10.8%.
- Connecticut’s homicide rate is the lowest the state has seen in four decades.
Governor Malloy and Connecticut Democrats are seeing real progress made in our larger cities as we strive to make our streets safer and our communities more livable:
Violent crime rates in urban areas have decreased dramatically since 2011.
- In Bridgeport, as a result of community initiatives, there has been the largest drop in violent crimes than any other similarly-sized New England city.
- In New Haven, as a result of innovative youth programs, we saw a significant drop in shots fired, non-fatal shootings, and homicides this past year.
- In Hartford, as a result of the police department’s partnerships with community groups, faith-based organizations, and state and federal agencies, crime rates dropped to the lowest they have been in years.