Several Greater Danbury area towns made the top 20 list of safest cities in the latest SafeWise Report. Based on the most recent FBI Crime Report, the violent crime rate in Connecticut is nearly 40% lower than the national average and the property crime rate is over 25% lower. In 2014, roughly 30 out of every 1,000 people across the U.S. were victims of crime, while Connecticut’s crimes affected only 21 out of 1,000 people.
18 of Connecticut’s 20 safest cities reported zero murders, and the other two cities reported one each.
SafeWise reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2014, along with population data, eliminating all cities with fewer than 5,000 residents.
The rankings were based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To level the playing field, SafeWise calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.
7. East Hampton
8. New Canaan
Brookfield ranked 24th, New Milford came in at 29 and Danbury broke the top 50 at number 44 on the list of safest cities in Connecticut.