Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Stamford, Connecticut. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Stamford.
ZIP Codes: 06831, 06901, 06902, 06903, 06904, 06905, 06906, 06907, 06910, 06911, 06912, 06913,0 6914, 06920, 06921, 06922, 06925, 06926, 06927, 06928
Stamford Crime Statistics
The rate at which crimes occur in Stamford is higher than the average across all communities and towns of all sizes in the US. The crime rate is 19 crimes for every one thousand residents in the town, which translates to 1 crime for every 53 people. As a result, Stamford is not one of the safe communities in the US.
When Stamford is compared with other communities and towns in Connecticut, the rate of crime occurrence is higher than 78% of the towns and communities in the state. In comparison with other communities that have a similar size to Stamford in the US, the crime rate is considerably lower than the average for such comparably sized towns.
In terms of violent crimes, the rate of occurrence of violent crime in Stamford is higher than most communities and towns of all population sizes in the US. The likelihood that a person will become the victim of a violent crime (such as armed robbery, rape, aggravated assault, murder) in the town is 1 in 368. That translates to 3 violent crimes for every one thousand inhabitants.
The rate of occurrence of property crimes in Stamford is 16 property crimes for every one thousand people in the town, which translates to one property crime for every 62 residents. As a result, Stamford is a town where a person has an above average chance of becoming the victim of a property crime (like motor vehicle theft, larceny, arson and burglary) when compared to all the towns and communities in the US.
The town of Stamford was known was Rippowam by the Native Americans that inhabited the region. The first settlers arrived in 1641 and comprised twenty-nine Puritan families that had chosen to leave Wethersfield. The first settlers also referred to the area as Rippowam, but the name of the settlement was changed in April 1642 to Stamford. The name of the town was however chosen after the English town of Stamford, Lincolnshire.
In July 1960, the deed to Stamford was signed between Chief Ponus of the Native American tribe and Capt. Turner of the New Haven Colony. The first public schoolhouse in the town was built in 1671 when the settlers demolished the original meeting house.
By the 1700s, one of the main industries of Stamford town was merchandising by water, made possible by the proximity of the town to New York. During the American Revolutionary War, in July 1781, the town of Stamford was raided by British forces. As a result, Fort Stamford was built.
A witch trial took place in Stamford in the same year as the popular Salem witch trials, although the Stamford which trials did not gain as much popularity as Salem’s. This was because the accusations were smaller-scale and not as fanatical as Salem’s accusations. However, the Stamford witch trials did grow in prominence through hysterics and gossips.
In the 1800s, residents of New York started building summer homes in Stamford and the town became incorporated as a city in 1893.
Homer Stille Cummings, the US Attorney General between 1933 and 1939, was elected mayor of Stamford in the early 1900s. He died in Stamford in September 1956.
William F. Buckley, Jr., the American editor, political commentator and author, who founded the National Review magazine, lived in Stamford for a long time.
Henry Thacker Burleigh, the man who made the Swing Low, Sweet Chariot song in the 19th century, died in Stamford.