New FBI crime statistics reveal that violent crime is not only down in many regions, but at its lowest since 1974 in the Nutmeg State, leaving overall crime at its lowest since 1967. Connecticut saw the second most dramatic drop in violent crime of the 9 states boasting such decreases at 8.5%. According to the FBI, this “includes a 2.6 percent decrease in rape, an 8.8 percent decrease in robberies, and a 10.1 percent decrease in aggravated assaults.”
State officials also note that Connecticut’s prison population is also at a 20-year low. No word on whether retirement-reducing and housing-market-crashing white collar crimes are on decline, though.