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Easton, Redding Rank Among Safest Comunities In Connecticut

Sport Hill Road in Easton, one of the safest communities in the state.
Sport Hill Road in Easton, one of the safest communities in the state. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A study and interactive crime map released by the online site ConsumerAffairs.com cites Easton, Weston, Redding, Ridgefield and Wilton as among the safest towns in the state.

Here are the Top 10 safest communities in Connecticut with the number of crimes per day:

1: Groton Long Point, 0.01 2: Easton, 0.16 3: Weston, 0.19 4: Redding, 0.25 5: Middlebury, 0.33 6: Wilton, 0.34 7: Ridgefield, 0.36 8: Portland, 0.36 9: East Hampton, 0.41 10: Canton, 0.41

ConsumerAffairs.com analyzed Federal Bureau of Investigation and Census Bureau data to create an interactive map displaying the safest cities in the United States.

The free interactive crime map combines crime data from the FBI and population data from the Census Bureau to rank every city in the continental U.S. according to five criteria: Burglary odds; change in burglary rate; number of police officers per capita; overall crime rate and number of crimes per day.

The FBI’s annual report Crime in the United States listed more than 8.27 million property crimes in 2014 costing victims $14.3 billion, according to the analysis. The estimated number of property crimes decreased 4.3 percent in 2014 compared to 2013.

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