Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Danbury, Connecticut This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Danbury.
ZIP Codes: 06810, 06811, 06813, 06814, 06816, 06817
Danbury Crime Statistics
The crime rate in Danbury is higher than the average across all the communities and towns of all sizes in the US. Danbury’s crime rate, at 18 crimes for every one thousand residents in the town, gives the chance of becoming a victim of violent or property crime of 1 in 55.
Relative to other towns and cities in Connecticut, the crime rate in Danbury is higher than 75% of the towns and cities of all sizes in the state. When compared with similar sized town and cities in the US, however the crime rate in Danbury is lower than the average.
The rate of occurrence of violent crime in Danbury is higher than in most of the communities and towns of all population sizes in the US. The chance that a person will be the victim of a violent crime like armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder, in the town is 1 in 525. That rate translates to a rate of 2 violent crimes for every one thousand inhabitants of the town.
The rate at which property crimes occur in Danbury is 16 property crimes for every one thousand people in the town. As a result, Danbury is a place where there is an above average chance of becoming the victim of a property crime, when compared to other towns and communities of all population sizes in the US. One out of every 61 people is likely to become the victim of a property crime like motor vehicle theft, burglary, larceny and arson in the town.
The area that is now Danbury was settled in 1685 by colonists. The first settlers were eight families that moved from the areas that are now Norwalk and Stamford towns in Connecticut. The Danbury area, at the time, was called Pahquioque by the Native Americans that occupied the lands along Still River.
Another name for the area was Paquiack (cleared land or open plain). The settlers in the land chose the name Swampfield for the town but in October 1687, the Connecticut General Court decreed that the town be named Danbury, after the English town of Danbury in Essex. The town became formally incorporated in 1702.
During the American Revolutionary War, the town of Danbury was a crucial military supply point for the Continental Army.
In 1802, President Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in which he used the expression Separation of Church and State, the first known instance of such expression in American political and legal writing.
The first Danbury Fair took place in 1821, and it became an annual event in 1869. The last edition of the fair, however, held in 1981.
The central part of Danbury town became incorporated as a borough in 1822. In 1889, the borough became reincorporated as the city of Danbury. Both the town and city were consolidated in January 1965.
The first railroad in the town, the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad, opened in 1852.
The nickname of the town is The Hat City because in the 1800s and early 1900s, it was the center of the American hat industry. Also, the mineral danburite is named after the town.
Lee Ross Hartell, a US soldier during the Korean War that posthumously received the Medal of Honor, joined the US Army in Danbury in 1949.
Neil Leon Rudenstine, the American scholar and administrator that served as the president of Harvard University between 1991 and 2001, was born in Danbury in January 1935.