If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Darien. With an annual crime rate of only 5 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 208. These crime statistics put Darien in the elite group of the safest communities in both Connecticut and in the nation as a whole.
Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Darien, and we found that the crime rate in Darien is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Darien is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Darien does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Darien.
For Darien, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Darien than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 10000, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.
Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Darien compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Darien is just 5 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Darien is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.