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Home Security in Farmington, CT

Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Farmington, Connecticut. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Farmington.

Population: 25,340
County: Hartford
ZIP Codes: 06030, 06032. 06034, 06053, 06085, 06087, 06107

Farmington Crime Statistics

The rate at which crimes occur in Farmington is higher than the average for all communities and towns of all population sizes across the US. The rate is 27 crimes for every one thousand residents in the town. When compared to other towns and cities in the state of Connecticut, the crime rate in Farmington is higher than 93% of the cities and towns.

When the town of Farmington is compared to other similar sized towns and cities in the US, the rate of occurrence of crime is near average for all the comparably sized towns. Therefore, the town is not more or less dangerous than similar sized towns.

The rate of occurrence of violent crimes in Farmington is considerably below the average for all the communities and towns of all population sizes in the US. Violent crimes such as rape, assault, murder and armed robbery occur less often in Farmington than in most parts of the US. The chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Farmington is 1 in 1501, which translates to a violent crime rate of 1 for every one thousand inhabitants.

The rate of occurrence of property crimes in Farmington is 26 for every one thousand residents. Consequently, Farmington is a town where there is an above average chance of becoming the victim of a property crime when compared to other parts of the US. A person has a 2.6% (1 in 38) chance of becoming the victim of motor vehicle theft, larceny, arson or burglary in Farmington.

History of Farmington

The area that is present-day Farmington was initially inhabited by the Tunxis Indians. The residents of Hartford established the town of Farmington in 1640, making it the twelfth oldest community in Connecticut and the oldest inland settlement to the west of the Connecticut River.

The area was settled in 1641. Farmington was an agricultural community, thanks to the town’s rich soil, the floodplain of the Farmington River, and the geography of its valley. The name of the town and the river were given in 1645 after it was incorporated. The name was adopted because it was located in a farming district.

The boundaries of Farmington have been expanded several times to make it the largest town in the entire Connecticut Colony. It is called the mother of towns because many towns have separated from it; Southington (1779), Berlin (1785), Bristol (1785), Eastern part of Wolcott (1796), Burlington (1806), Avon (as Northington) (1845), New Britain (1850), Plainville (1869).

During the American Revolutionary War, George Washington passed through the town on many occasions, referring to the town as the village of pretty houses.

Most of the residents of the town were abolitionists and actively aided escaped slaves. Houses in the town were safe houses on the Underground Railroad. Among escaped slaves and the people that guided them, the town was known as Grand Central Station.

The Farmington Canal, which passed through Farmington River was in operation between 1828 and 1848 and formed the basis for the development of a railroad which was active till the 1990s.

Interesting Facts About Farmington

  • The Austin F. Williams Carriagehouse in the town was built in the mid-1800s and played a significant role in the case of the Amistad Africans. The house was also a rally point on the Underground Railroad. The house is a National Historic Landmark in the US.
  • The First Church of Christ, Congregational in the town, built in 1771, is a historic building. It also played a significant role as a shelter for Amistad Africans. The church is also a National Historic Landmark and was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in May 1975.
  • The General George Cowles House (or Solomon Cowles House) on Main Street in Farmington is a distinct example of Federal style architecture in brick in the town. It was built in 1803 and is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places (1982).
  • The Pequabuck Bridge which crosses the Pequabuck River in Farmington is one of the few surviving early 19th century arch bridges in Connecticut. It was built in 1833 and was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
  • Complexity: A Puzzling Adventure is an escape room type activity in the town where people search the room for clues, solve puzzles and complete missions. It is a great place for parties, events and team-building games.

Notable Residents

Michael James Gladis, the American actor known for his role in the TV series Mad Men, was raised in Farmington and graduated from Farmington High School.

Timothy Merrill, the American lawyer and politician that served as Secretary of State of Vermont, was born in Farmington in March 1781.

John Treadwell, the 21st governor of the state of Connecticut was born in Farmington in November 1745.

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