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Darien Tops Safest Cities in Connecticut

SafeWise, a digital company specializing in home security and safety, recently announced Connecticut's Top 20 Safest Cities of 2018, ranking Darien #1. 

Darien stats:

  1. Population: 21,995
    Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.05
    Property crimes per 1,000: 11.00
    Total crime: 0.41% violent, 99.59% property

To identify the twenty safest cities in Connecticut, Safewise says they reviewed the 2016 FBI crime report statistics and population data. Cities that fell below identified population thresholds or that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI were excluded from the ranking system, they say.

"Our evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city. If there was a tie, we also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft)," Safewise explains.

To level the playing field, Safewise calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. 

#1 Darien

#2 Ridgefield

#3 Newtown

#4 Cheshire

#5 South Windsor

#6 Greenwich

#7 Westport

#8 Simsbury

#9 Branford

#10 Guilford

See if your hometown made the list here.

Learn more about how Safewise ranks their Safest Cities reports.

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