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Home Security in Trumbull, CT

Overview

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

Population: 36,018
County: Fairfield
ZIP Codes: 06611

Trumbull Crime Statistics

The overall crime rate in Trumbull is higher than the average for all communities and towns of all sizes in the US. The rate is 26 crimes for every one thousand residents in the town, making the town a place where a person has a 1 in 39 chance of becoming the victim of a property or violent crime. When compared with other towns and cities in the state of Connecticut, the rate of crime in Trumbull is higher than 89% of the cities and towns in the state.

When the rate of crime of all the cities and towns of a similar size to Trumbull is compared across the entire US, the crime rate in Trumbull is near the average rate for all such comparably sized communities. As a result, Trumbull is not more or less dangerous than similar sized communities in the US.

The rate of occurrence of violent crimes in Trumbull is 1 for every one thousand residents in the town, which is close to the average for all the communities and towns of all population sizes in the US. The violent crimes include armed robbery, aggravated assault, non-statutory rape, non-negligent manslaughter and murder. The chance of becoming a victim of any such violent crimes in the town of Trumbull is 1 in 863.

The rate at which property crimes occur in Trumbull is 25 crimes for every one thousand inhabitants of the town. Therefore, Trumbull is a town where a person has an above average likelihood of becoming a victim of a property crime, compared to other communities in the US. Such property crimes include motor vehicle theft, larceny, arson and burglary. The chance of becoming a victim is 1 in 40.

History of Trumbull

The area that is now Trumbull was the home of Golden Hill Paugussett Indian tribe for many centuries before the English settled there and established Stratford in 1639. The town was incorporated in 1797 and named after Jonathan Trumbull, a patriot, merchant and statesman. Jonathan Trumbull (1710 – 1785) was the governor of Connecticut during the Revolutionary War and strongly supported General George Washington.

The early residents of the town were involved in agricultural activities on their farms which were one to three miles away from the town. The fertile soil, ponds and natural meadows of the Nichols and White Plains made it the first sections in the area to be farmed.

For three days in June 1781, during the American Revolutionary War, some of the French army (Lauzun’s Legion), commanded by Col. Armand Louis de Gontaut, encamped in North Stratford, which is now Trumbull.

During the American Civil War, a company of the Connecticut National Guard was formed in the town, but was disbanded after the war ended in 1871.

Industries in the town in the 17th and 18th century include grist mills, sawmills and papermaking companies. Towards the mid-19th century, prismatic barite ore of tungsten was discovered in the town, for the first time in the US.

Interesting Facts About Trumbull

  • There are numerous parks in Trumbull, covering a total area of 871 acres in the town. Some of the parks include Abraham Nichols Park, Davidow Park, Gunther Pond Park, Island Brook Park, Long Hill Green, etc.
  • The only major waterway in Trumbull is the Pequonnock River which flows through Trumbull to Beardsley Park, Bridgeport.
  • The Bicentennial fountain in the town features the Trumbull town seal and a memorial plaque of donors. It is situated at the corner of Quality Street and Church Hill Road. Just beneath the Bicentennial fountain is the time capsule which was installed in 1997, The opening date on the time capsule is Trumbull’s tricentennial, October 12, 2097.
  • The Old Mine Park Archaeological Site in Trumbull is a site where mining activities were done from 1828 to 1920 and 1942 to 1946. The site is now part of a municipal park in the town and was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in December 1990.
  • The David Mallet Jr. House (or The Mallet House) is a farmhouse that has been associated with the Mallet family for over 150 years. It is located on Tashua Road in the town and was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in February 1986.
  • The Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo is a place to visit on Tuesday nights during summer as the hall plays hosts concerts annually on those days.
  • The Trumbull Nature and Arts Center on Main Street coordinates fishing trips, butterfly searches, outdoor photography, gardening, and other nature related activities.

Notable Residents

Lee Abbamonte, the youngest American to travel to all the 193 UN member states, was raised in Trumbull. He has also been to the North and South Pole.

Brian Eugene Luther, a rear admiral in the US Navy was born in Trumbull.

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