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  • Crime rankings create false negative picture of cities like New Haven, experts say

    [Excerpt] Mark Abraham, executive director of DataHaven in New Haven, said tens of thousands of people visit New Haven every day and 28,000 more commute here to work. Also, despite having 80,000 jobs within its borders, many New Haven residents go elsewhere for jobs, as others stream in. New Haven also had a 5 percent increase in population between 2000 and 2010.

    Jan. 14, 2012

    Public Safety

  • Public safety concerns in our neighborhoods are legitimate, but 24/7 Wall Street’s “Most Dangerous Cities” ranking is not

    The article below appeared as an op-ed in the Sunday, June 5, 2011 New Haven Register, but it is applicable to cities throughout Connecticut and the United States. Please check this page for additional footnotes and detail on data sources.

    Jun. 4, 2011

    All DataHaven Programs, Public Safety

  • New Haven crime real, danger ranking is not

    [Excerpt] As a municipality, New Haven is highly unusual: Despite being home to 80,000 jobs, it is so small in land area that most of its working residents are employed in other towns, and vice versa. When comparing places, good researchers define a city not as a municipality, but as the place where, by standard methodology, the majority of people live, work and shop.

    Jun. 3, 2011

    Public Safety

  • Connecticut Traffic Accident Facts 2008

    The data in this report comes from accident reports filed with the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Additional factors such as alcohol, tractor-trailers, pedestrians, and motorcycles are noted as well. The results are analyzed in terms of time of day, time of year, and environmental factors.

    Apr. 30, 2011

    Public Safety

  • Creating a Healthy and Safe City: The Impact of Violence in New Haven

    The Health Equity Alliance brings together community partners to address the relationship between between social and economic conditions and health outcomes of New Haven residents using the Health Equity Index. This document focuses on the issue of community violence and offersn information and recommendations.

    Mar. 31, 2011

    All DataHaven Programs, Health, Public Safety

  • UCR Part 1 Crimes — 1990 through 2009

    This chart from the New Haven Police Department breaks down the number of incidents of each type of crime each year.

    Dec. 31, 2010

    Public Safety

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