Connecticut, nicknamed the Constitution State, has a population of 3,576,452 (as of 2016). Hartford is the capital city, while Bridgeport is the largest one, with a population of 144,229. Connecticut is the third smallest state by area and the fourth most densely populated in the US. As of 2010, Connecticut generates the highest per-capita income in the country.
The violent crime rate of the state is 218.5 per 100,000 people. The vast majority of these crimes are property-related, although the increasing number of gangs is becoming the new crime problem of the state. According to the media, there are at least 15 gangs currently active in Connecticut.
Norwich and New London are the most dangerous cities. The city violent crime rate is 323.7 per 100,000 residents. The poverty rate is only 11.4% and the unemployment rate is 4.8%. Although known as the state most dangerous metropolitan area, Norwich-New London is safer than the country as a whole.
Capital punishment was abolished in Connecticut in 2012.
The safest cities are Wilton, Ridgefield, and Canton.
Prison records, including mugshots, are available through the searchable database managed by the Connecticut Department of Corrections. Mugshots, however, are not always found. You can request information on inmate data, background checks, current past and present court cases.