The FBI on Monday released 2017 crime data that includes municipal-level counts. We’ve combined those figures with data going back to 1985 to illustrate long-term crime trends by municipality.

Included are locales that have their own police departments — many smaller towns don’t. Instead, those towns have resident State Police troopers, and their crime data is not available on a town-by-town basis.

The crimes included in the charts below include eight serious “index” crimes as defined by the FBI: murder and non-negligent manslaughter (both included in the “murder” chart), rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Details about the categories can be found here.

Also included are two aggregate categories: violent crime, and property crime.

Violent crime is composed of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Property crime includes burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

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Jake was Data Editor at CT Mirror. He is a former managing editor of The Ridgefield Press, a Hersam Acorn newspaper. He worked for the community newspaper chain as a reporter and editor for five years before joining the Mirror staff. He studied professional writing at Western Connecticut State University and is a graduate student in software engineering at Harvard Extension School.

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