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Norwich a safe city?

Norwich has a higher crime rate than nearby communities in New London and Windham County, while the crime rate is below the national average. However, Norwich's violent crime rate is higher than Connecticut's statewide average. 

According to information reported to the FBI by the Norwich Police Department, there were 716 crimes reported in 2020. Of these crimes, 139 were violent crimes and 577 were property crimes.The violent crimes included three murders, fourteen rapes and 93 assaults. Property crimes included 115 thefts, 383 thefts and 79 thefts of motor vehicles. 

Norwich's violent crime rate is 3.46 crimes per 1,000 people. The statewide violent crime rate is 1.79 crimes per 1,000 people, and the national violent crime rate is 3.98 crimes per 1,000 people. 

Norwich's property-related crime rate is 14.39 crimes per 1,000 people. The statewide property-related crime rate is 15.44 property crimes per 1,000 people.

Norwich's crime rates are higher than those in other New London and Windham County communities.However, Norwich's property crime rate is lower than New London's property crime rate and comparable to Griswold's property crime rate. 

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