West Hartford-specific data is provided for 2021 in a PDF below, but a direct comparison to previous years is not yet available until the state’s reporting is complete.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
While overall crime and violent crime declined in Connecticut during 2021, statistics released Monday by public safety officials found a 23% increase in the number of rapes and a 2% increase in instances of murder and negligent manslaughter last year.
According to the report — released just weeks before voters head to the polls to consider Gov. Ned Lamont’s re-election — good news on the overall rate of crime in Connecticut includes an overall drop in crime by 2.82% last year while violent crime declined by 9.04% and property crime decreased by 2.08%. Lamont praised law enforcement officials during the press event.
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Crime is down but rapes and other violent crimes up. What a misleading article.