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Office of Governmental Accountability Freedom of Information Commission administers and enforces the provisions of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act (FOI Act) which was established in 1975. The FOI Act ensures citizen access to the records and meetings of public agencies in the State of Connecticut. In addition the Connecticut Open Meetings Law legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted. Connecticut currently has eight counties, four of which were created in 1666. Two counties were created during colonial times, and two were created after American independence. Connecticut does not have county governments, only town and city governments. There are 169 incorporated towns in Connecticut. All cities in Connecticut are dependent municipalities, located within and subordinate to a town. Get interesting public records about the people and places of Connecticut. Decide if you want to relocate by gathering data on the housing and real estate values. Learn about the government and resources of the counties within the state. Link to the city websites to explore the community services and advantages each city has to offer its residents and visitors. Request criminal records from law enforcement departments within the state. They can help you obtain official background checks and inmate information. You can also research current Connecticut court cases and court records online . Read about up to date current events and what is of interest to the people of Connecticut. Find out about the background of residents and look up birth, death and marriage records. Stay in the know by checking back for New Connecticut sources which are added on a regular basis.

Connecticut Free Public Records Directory

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Connecticut Free Court Records Search

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Connecticut Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Ernesto Velazquez
    Ernesto Velazquez, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/02/2019. Missing From Norwalk, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Norwalk Police Department (connecticut) 1-203-854-3000.
    August 13, 2019
  • Missing: Joseph Mangual
    Joseph Mangual, Age Now: 15, Missing: 07/23/2019. Missing From Meriden, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Meriden Police Department (connecticut) 1-203-238-1911.
    August 02, 2019
  • Missing: Trinity Cote
    Trinity Cote, Age Now: 16, Missing: 07/02/2019. Missing From Southington, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Southington Police Department (connecticut) 1-860-621-0101.
    July 18, 2019
  • Missing: Melissa Cheyenne Davis
    Melissa Cheyenne Davis, Age Now: 17, Missing: 06/13/2019. Missing From New Canaan, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New Canaan Police Department (connecticut) 1-203-594-3502 Or Sergeant Farenga 203-505-1332.
    June 17, 2019
  • Missing: Melissa Davis
    Melissa Davis, Age Now: 17, Missing: 06/13/2019. Missing From New Canaan, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New Canaan Police Department (connecticut) 1-203-594-3502.
    June 15, 2019
  • Missing: Raymond Cary
    Raymond Cary, Age Now: 72, Missing: 10/25/1963. Missing From Hartford, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Bloomfield Police Department (connecticut) 1-860-242-5501.
    June 13, 2019

Connecticut Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

  • Incident ID:935030192
    Case Number:1900012666
    Incident Date:08-16-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SUSPICIOUS MV
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Trumbull
    State of Incident:Connecticut
  • Incident ID:935734304
    Case Number:1900012684
    Incident Date:08-16-2019
    Incident Type Primary:MV ARREST
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Trumbull
    State of Incident:Connecticut
  • Incident ID:935734305
    Case Number:1900012683
    Incident Date:08-16-2019
    Incident Type Primary:MV ARREST
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Trumbull
    State of Incident:Connecticut
  • Incident ID:936208424
    Case Number:1900012707
    Incident Date:08-16-2019
    Incident Type Primary:MV ARREST
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Trumbull
    State of Incident:Connecticut
  • Incident ID:936145392
    Case Number:1900012702
    Incident Date:08-16-2019
    Incident Type Primary:MV ARREST
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Trumbull
    State of Incident:Connecticut
  • Incident ID:936145398
    Case Number:1900012695
    Incident Date:08-16-2019
    Incident Type Primary:THREATENING
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Trumbull
    State of Incident:Connecticut

Connecticut Latest Crime Records (Updated 08/18/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    8,522
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    86
  • Rape:
    782
  • Robbery:
    3,159
  • Aggravated Assault:
    4,495
  • Total Property Crime:
    69,070
  • Burglary:
    11,955
  • Larceny Theft:
    51,005
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    6,110

Connecticut American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 08/18/2019)

  • Connecticut's demographic and housing ACS survey of 3,592,053 being 1.14 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.7% males and 51.3% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Connecticut social characteristics data of 1,356,206 households, which make up 1.17 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 899,557 families with and without children. There are 947,192 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Connecticut American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 2,895,925 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 1.16 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,953,521 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Connecticut housing characteristics are collected from 1,490,381 dwellings making up 1.12 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,356,206 or uninhabited 134,175 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,356,206 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Connecticut Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    3,574,097
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    3,405,607
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    5%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    168,532
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    3,405,565
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    210,470
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    6%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    807,985
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    23%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    14%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    488,055
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    2,772,410
  • State's black resident population
    362,296
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    11,256
  • State's Asian resident population
    135,565
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    1,428
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    92,676
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    479,087
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    2,546,262
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    78%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    10%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    13%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    71%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Connecticut
  • Births
    41,660
  • Deaths
    28,651
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    276
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    87%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Connecticut Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    13%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    20%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    88%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    35%
  • Total number of Veterans
    244,700
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Connecticut
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    25 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    1,445,825
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    59,825
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    4%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    70%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $295,800
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    35%
  • Total number of households
    1,327,482
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Connecticut Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $36,468
  • Statewide income of median households in Connecticut
    $66,906
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    9%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $191,877
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $54,981
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    1,889,929
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    155,647
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    8%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    2,235,248
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    121,291
  • People employed by the government
    268,267
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    141,105,391
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    63,127
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    92,597
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    253,343
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    9,138,437
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Connecticut
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    332,183
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    4%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    4%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    28%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    58,404,898
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    107,917,037
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    52,165,480
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    14,953
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Connecticut territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    3,786
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    715,409
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    405,616
  • Size in square miles of land
    4,845
  • Population per square mile
    738
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