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Home Security in New Britain, CT

Overview

Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for New Britain, Connecticut This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to New Britain.

Population: 72,710
County: Hartford
ZIP Codes: 06050, 06051, 06052, 06053

New Britain Home Security Facts

The crime rate in New Britain is higher than the average across all communities of all sizes in the US. Crimes (violent crime or property crime) occur at a rate of 33 for every one thousand residents in the town, making the chance of becoming the victim of crime in the town 1 in 31. Consequently, New Britain is not one of the safest towns in the US.

In Connecticut, the crime rate in New Britain is higher than 98% of the towns and communities of all sizes in the state. When New Britain is compared with other communities and towns of a similar size in the US, the rate of occurrence of crime is higher in New Britain than the average for such comparably sized towns.

The rate of occurrence of violent crime in New Britain is higher than most communities and towns of all population sizes in the US. The likelihood that a person will be the victim of a violent crime, like armed robbery, aggravated assault, murder or rape, in New Britain is 1 in 333. This rate translates to 3 violent crimes for every one thousand inhabitants.

The rate at which property crimes occur in New Britain is 30 for every one thousand people in the town. Consequently, New Britain is a place where a person has an above average chance of becoming the victim of a property crime, when compared to other communities and towns of all sizes in the US. The likelihood of becoming a victim of any such crime like motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny and burglary is 1 in 34.
New Britain is a town with one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the US. In the town, the chance that a person’s car will be stolen is 1 in 157.

History of New Britain

New Britain was settled in 1687. In 1754, the area was incorporated as a new parish under the name New Britain Society. The name was chosen after Great Britain, the large island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of continental Europe.

New Britain separated from Farmington and was incorporated as a town in 1850. In 1871, the town was chartered as a city. In 1905, New Britain was consolidated.

In the early 1900s, New Britain was known both as the Hardware Capital of the World and Hardware City. This was because major manufacturers were headquartered in the city. Such manufacturers include The Stanley Works, North & Judd, the P&F Corbin Company (which later became Corbin Locks).

Major manufacturing works took place in New Britain in the 1900s. The Stanley’s Bolt and Manufactory was established in 1843 to make door bolts and other wrought-iron hardware. The Stanley Rule and Level Company, established in 1857, manufactured planes known as Stanley/Bailey planes that were prized by woodworkers of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

O. A. North invented the wire coat hanger in New Britain in 1869. Twenty-six years later, the New Britain Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) developed the basketball technique of dribbling. Racquetball was also developed at the YMCA in New Britain in 1954.

Interesting Facts About New Britain

  • The oldest art museum in the US devoted to American art is the New Britain Museum of American Art. The museum features famous art collections from the 1700s to the present. The museum was founded in 1703.
    Walnut Hill Park in downtown New Britain was developed in the 1860s. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park in New York City. The Walnut Hill Park features winding lanes, monuments to the city’s World War I soldiers, and a band shell. The park was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in November 1982.
  • Central Connecticut State University in New Britain was founded in 1849. It is the oldest public university in the state of Connecticut.
  • There is a section of New Britain around Broad Street called The Polish District or Little Poland. In Little Poland, visitors and tourists can find unique handcrafted items, amber jewelry, Christmas ornaments, blown glass, and carved chess. Polish food is also available in the district.
  • The historic Repertory Theatre is located in New Britain. The theatre was acquired in 1955 and was originally known as Norden Street Lodge. Since 1999, many cultural events have taken place in the theatre, with notable artists (e.g. Meryl Streep) gracing the stage. Meryl was active in the children’s theatre in Repertory Theatre when she was a student at Yale University.

Notable Residents

Hieronym Anthony Jacunski, a former National Football League player, was born in New Britain in October 1915. He was also a college football coach for more than 40 years.

Robert Stanley Barton, the inventor of stack architecture, was born in New Britain in February 1925.

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