Study: Connecticut Criminal Arrests, Murders Hit A 10-Year Low

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a report that showed a sharp decline in murders and gun-related violence in Connecticut last year.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a report that showed a sharp decline in murders and gun-related violence in Connecticut last year. Photo Credit: File
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a report that showed a sharp decline in murders and gun-related violence in Connecticut last year.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a report that showed a sharp decline in murders and gun-related violence in Connecticut last year. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported 97 murders in Connecticut last year, down from 146 in 2012, the third fewest recorded in the state in the past 40 years, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently announced.

The statewide decline in murders is even more significant considering that the number of murders over the last 20 years has fallen 55 percent even though Connecticut’s population has continued to grow. The peak was in 1994 when 216 murders were recorded.

“Since taking office, my administration has been coordinating with numerous law enforcement agencies to take aggressive steps to reduce crime and restore the public’s confidence in the criminal justice system,” Malloy said in a statement.

“All told, the various state criminal justice entities, working closely with federal agencies and local police departments, have made dramatic improvements concerning the safety of our citizens. Our cities and towns are undoubtedly safer than they were five years ago, as evidenced by the dramatic reduction in statewide murders and the reduction of shooting incidents in our urban centers.”

Malloy highlighted several statewide initiatives and partnerships implemented or supported by the state to reduce murders and nonfatal shootings, especially in Connecticut’s three largest urban centers: Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven. Those include: strengthened gun safety laws, a $3.5 million state investment to community organizations that work to combat youth violence, efforts by law enforcement to focus on violent crimes and illegal guns and juvenile justice reforms.

“No question, we must remain vigilant,” Malloy said in a statement. “In some of our urban centers we have much work to do. But these steady signs of progress are encouraging. I want to thank law enforcement and community leaders for their constant diligence in working toward a solution to this problem.”

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Already started in on the Guiness,eh tavern wench? Impeach the lying fraud Obama.He makes Nixon look like a saint.Most corrupt administration in history.

None of this data gives a true picture of crime in the state, unless it is broken out demographically.

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#14 Hartford, Conn.
Hartford reported 1,311 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

The city also reported 21.6 murders per 100,000 people. The national average is 4.7 murders per 100,000.

#13 New Haven, Conn.

New Haven reported 1,344 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

The city also reported 42.3 forcible rapes per 100,000 people. The national average is 26.8 forcible rapes per 100,000 people.

Reality & factual data is lost on liberals. They don't think in terms of whats real, they think in terms of what they imagine might be real.

Thanks You Governor Malloy for seeing to it that CT has become a safe state. When we had Republican Governor crime in CT was out of control. Heck the Republican Rowland was a criminal himself.

now for the truth
http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/01/31/most-dangerous-cities
Bridgeport is more like no. 51

Yet another democrat success story..

Maybe, but voting left decade after decade destroys states. What are you gonna do when theres nobody left to fund your food stamps?

A Powers's
The typical Right winger... Complaining about someone calling the right wingers names as they are calling the smart people names.
The right wingers do as I say but not as I do.

You think a man who can't raise children is smart? You think a man who cannot balance a budget is smart? You think a man who borrows hundreds of millions more than we need and then plans on giving us $50 a piece to make him look good is smart? You think a man who LETS 20 little kids get killed and does NOTHING but push gun control because the time is right, is smart?
I think the evidence clearly shows that Malloy is an idiot. And I think this thread clearly shows that most leftists have NOTHING to offer but childish banter.

Exactly all of a sudden the state is saying crime ids down when 3 inner city's in CT are making the top ten and top 20 worst murder rate in the country. So much for his delusional 1160 bill that further destroyed our constitutional rights. What is up with that BS!! So hay Malloy 1160 was just a farce!!

Malloy is just full of himself. Its been falling for decades and this clown wants credit for it? Our biggest cities are ALL high on the list of most violent in the nation.
These steady signs of progress were going on before him & will go on after him. Its actually a nationwide trend and is going on despite growing numbers of gun owners nationwide. So it might just be that Malloy & the legislature are interfering with this drop in crime by unduly restricting the good citizens ability to protect him/herself.