MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Dannel Malloy says numbers released from the F.B.I show that Connecticut had the second largest drop in violent crimes across the nation.
The F.B.I. says Connecticut’s crime rate is now the lowest it has ever seen since 1974.
Governor Dannel Malloy says the crime rate has been on a downward trend since 2015. Connecticut is one of nine states to experience a drop in violent crimes over the last year.
Over the last six years, we have experienced significant reductions in crime in Connecticut. We are making extraordinary strides in fostering safer communities with crime at a 50-year low and continuing Connecticut’s downward trend of violent crime. We’re being smart on crime and transforming our criminal justice system– and it’s working. The prison population is at a 20-year low and the number of people aged 18-21 entering our criminal justice system has fallen by more than 50 percent since 2008 – a predictor of a further drop in crime and imprisonment rate in the years to come.” -Governor Dannel Malloy.
Lt. Governor Wyman says that these numbers suggest that more citizens are engaged in the workforce, in their communities, and in making a better life for themselves.