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59 ft


31.38 mi²



Is Fairfield CT a safe town?

In Fairfield, 1 in 64 people will be a victim of violent or property crime. Police say Fairfield isn't among the safest towns in America. Fairfield's crime rate is greater than 69 percent of Connecticut's cities and municipalities of all sizes.

In a typical year, violent crime occurs at a rate of 1.64 per 1,000 people in Fairfield. Residents of Fairfield commonly believe that the city's central business district is the safest area for this sort of crime.

In Fairfield, your chances of being a victim of violent crime range from 1 in 446 in southeast areas to 1 in 788 in the center section of the city. 

Crime Rate By Type Per Thousand Fairfield Residents

Assault 0.8600

Robbery 0.5543

Rape 0.2165

Murder 0.0068

Total Violent Crime 1.638 - About a overall B+ rating

What is Fairfield known for?

Five miles of beachfront on the Long Island Sound make Fairfield an attractive and prosperous community. More than 61,000 people call Fairfield home, yet the town retains a small-town feel because to its diversified neighborhoods, top-notch neighborhood-based schools, and many civic organizations. All of this is within a 50-mile radius from New York City, which makes Fairfield a great choice for anyone looking to get away from it all.

What kind of town is Fairfield?

Fairfield, Connecticut, is a flourishing community with five miles of Long Island Sound beachfront. We have 5 municipal beaches, 2 colleges, numerous parks and ball fields, 2 public golf courses, and many restaurants and retailers. Fairfield's public schools are excellent and provide a wide range of academic offerings.

Fairfield is 50 miles from Manhattan and has three rail stops on the Metro North line that runs from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal.

Fairfield is in Fairfield County, Connecticut, between Bridgeport and Stamford, and its 59,000 citizens are largely educated and wealthy. Fairfield, Connecticut, was named the finest place to live in the Northeast by CNN/Money Magazine in 2006.