Looking for criminal data? Need employment background check information? You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to our “Criminal Data And Employment Background Check Information For Your Favorite State” blog. Each week we look at this data for a different state. This week we’re covering Connecticut.
Connecticut Population and Age Distribution. Connecticut’s estimated population was 3.6 million. The median age was 40.4 years. 22% of the population was under the age of 18, and 15% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $67,276. The total number of households was 1,357,812 with an average of 2.56 people.
Connecticut Employment and Unemployment Rate. 60.8% of the Connecticut population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 17th in the nation. The Connecticut unemployment rate is 9.7% which was ranked 16th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Connecticut were as follows: 109,973 (6.2%) were self-employed, 233,628 (13.3%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,414,209 (80.3%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Connecticut were: Educational Services and Health Care (26.8%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (11%), Retail (10.9%), Manufacturing (10.8%), and Finance, Insurance Real Estate, Rental/Leasing (9.2%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Connecticut’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (41.5%), Service (18.1%), Sales and Office (23.7%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (7%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (9.7%).
Connecticut Health Insurance Coverage. 91% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (9% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 72% had private coverage and 30% had public coverage.
Disability. 11% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Connecticut reported a disability. The Connecticut disability claim rate was ranked 42nd in the country.
For a list of Connecticut counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Connecticut Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Connecticut had 10,160 total violent crimes which ranked 31st in the nation and with a violent crime rate 0.28% which ranked it 33rd among all the states including DC & PR. Of the total number of violent crimes, 146 were murders, 919 were forcible rapes, 3,687 were robberies, and 5,408 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Connecticut had 76,834 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 14,711 were burglaries, 55,674 were larceny/thefts, and 6,449 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Connecticut had the 33rd most law enforcement employees per population. Connecticut ranked 19th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Connecticut crime information, please see the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch criminal / motor vehicle case look-up website.
Connecticut Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Connecticut employment background check products: a Connecticut state criminal background check and a Connecticut county criminal background check.
The Connecticut state criminal background check covers thirteen judicial districts and pulls current county criminal records, historical county criminal records, and traffic records. The check also pulls current and historical records for persons who are currently serving time under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections or who have escaped. The Connecticut state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Connecticut criminal background check webpage.
The Connecticut county criminal background check covers the geographic courts and district courts for felony and misdemeanor cases. The Connecticut county background check covers the past seven years and will return convictions and/or deferred judgments. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Connecticut employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Connecticut” data is from 2011. “Connecticut Crime Data” data is from 2012.