Bridgeport, CT Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Bridgeport, CT? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Fairfield County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Bridgeport area. Bridgeport has a population of 147,629, which makes it the 1st largest city in Connecticut, and an average income of $41,801. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Bridgeport, CT

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 996 reported violent crimes and 3496 reported property crimes in Bridgeport. This compares to 7,845 reported violent crimes and 65,066 reported property crimes statewide in Connecticut. This makes Bridgeport 2nd in the state of Connecticut when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Bridgeport was agg. assault, with 456 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 2,053 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.

Bridgeport Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (16th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (36th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 6th (27th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 168th
  • Violent Crimes: 123rd (765th per 100k)
  • Murder: 59th (289th per 100k)
  • Rape: 112th (887th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 160th (1,476th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 86th (177th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 246th (3,145th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 187th (2,075th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 309th (4,041st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 138th (487th per 100k)
  • Arson: 110th (780th per 100k)

In Fairfield County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (5th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 147,629
  • Households: 50,367
  • Median Income: $41,801
  • Land Area: 16.058 miles2
  • Water Area: 3.367 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Bridgeport, CT Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 11 19
Rape 92 80
Agg. Assault 689 456
Robbery 546 441
Burglary 1129 817
Vehicle Thefts 754 626
Arson 32 8

Violent Crimes in Bridgeport, CT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 19
Rape 80
Aggravated Assault 456
Robbery 441

Property Crimes in Bridgeport, CT in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 817
Larceny 2053
Motor Vehicle Theft 626
Arson 8

Vehicle Thefts in Bridgeport, CT

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 1225
2007 1153
2008 1137
2009 964
2010 858
2011 1042
2012 868
2013 663
2014 754
2015 626

Murder in Bridgeport, CT

Year Murder
2006 28
2007 14
2008 20
2009 12
2010 22
2011 20
2012 22
2013 11
2014 11
2015 19

Connecticut Criminal Statistics:

Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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Connecticut Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 8522 7845
Murder 86 117
Rape 1353 1355
Agg. Assault 4495 4063
Robbery 3159 2892
Property Crimes 69070 65066
Burglary 11955 10053
Larceny 51005 48675
Vehicle Thefts 6110 6338
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Bridgeport and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Connecticut and nationwide.

Vehicle Thefts in the state of Connecticut

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 10390
2007 9167
2008 8963
2009 7476
2010 6707
2011 6712
2012 6449
2013 6222
2014 6110
2015 6338

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