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1/10/2018 - Fairfield Ranked Among Top 30 Safest American College Towns

First Selectman Mike Tetreau is pleased to announce that Fairfield has been nationally ranked as one of “30 Safest College Towns in America.”

In anticipation of the new semester starting for college students this month, SafeWise, a community-focused security organization, recently issued its annual report naming Fairfield as only one of two Connecticut municipalities that meets its safe college towns’ criteria.

To compile this report, SafeWise safety experts analyzed the FBI's most recent crime statistics from 2015 to calculate the total number of crimes committed in America cities with at least one accredited, academic institution of higher learning. From there, analysts weighed those numbers in relation to population numbers and other important factors. Finally, SafeWise identified relevant safety, security, and community outreach programs that help make each Safest College Town safe.

According to the report, Fairfield, which is considered one of the Northeast’s top communities, is a safe college (town) that offers a high quality of life, abundant outdoor recreation, and a stellar safety record. Fairfield has a population of more than 61,000 residents, which makes its low crime rate even more impressive. Parents sending their students off to Fairfield University or Sacred Heart University can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the community has relatively low crime rates.

First Selectman Tetreau said, “This high honor is a great testament to the exceptional job our Police Department performs day in and day out. It is also a wonderful way to recognize our two outstanding universities and their dedicated campus security, which together with Fairfield’s finest, keep students safe and parents reassured.”

See the full report, here: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-college-towns-america/.

About SafeWise:
SafeWise is a community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness, and preparedness. We help consumer compare security options in an informative and pressure-free environment so they can make the choice that’s right for their family. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the safest cities reports, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

The photo shows Deputy Police Chief Chris Lyddy, First Selectman Mike Tetreau, and Police Chief Gary MacNamara at Police Headquarters in Fairfield.