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Greater Danbury area towns make SafeWise annual Safest Cities list

SafeWise has released its eighth annual Safest Cities report.  Several Greater Danbury area towns have made the Top 10 safest cities in Connecticut, with Danbury coming in at 13. 

The safest municipality in the state is Newtown, followed by Ridgefield.  New Milford is the 8th safest in Connecticut.  SafeWise says the Top 3-- Newtown, Ridgefield, and Simsbury-- held on to their spots for the second consecutive year.  Three of Connecticut’s safest cities reported 10 or fewer burglaries. New Milford had 4, Newtown had 9 and Simsbury had 10. 

Ridgefield and Newtown also appeared on their last 100 Safest Cities in America list.

Danbury, the most populous city in the top 20, was one of just 5 of Connecticut’s safest cities that saw a decrease in property crime rates year over year.

Connecticut boasts the fourth-lowest violent crime rate in the US but experienced the fourth-largest increase in property crime during the 2022 reporting year. Package theft is of particular concern among Connecticut residents.  Property crimes increased 9-percent year over year, but Connecticut’s property crime rate is the 14th lowest in the nation. 

The latest State of Safety survey revealed that Connecticut residents are less worried about violent crime and gun violence than the average American. Connecticut residents through worry about property crime and package theft more often than other Americans.

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