police | Department profile

The Ansonia police department pulled over 4580 drivers and had a disparity score of 2.0 out of 9, indicating "significant" disparities in the department's traffic stop practices.

CCSU researchers designed a series of measures to score police departments based on how much stopping practices varied from the state average, as well as gaps between population and stops to identify racial disparity. A point was assigned to a department for every threshold exceeded. Scores range from zero to nine. Zero indicates no sign of disparity. Any score higher than zero indicates some degree of disparity. In this list, any department without a red circle had a zero score. Scores are based in part on the racial makeup of the estimated driving population in towns. Some departments, such as university police departments at Yale and the CSCU schools, do not correspond to towns and do not have scores.

Ansonia officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 48 percent of drivers stopped by Ansonia officers were minorities, compared with 31 percent statewide.

Who's on the road, and who gets stopped

The estimated driving population in the area patrolled by Ansonia officers is 26 percent minority and 74 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 51 percent of daylight-hour stops and 47 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Ansonia
59 percent of stopped drivers were men;
41 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

61% let off with a warning

On a 100% scale, this chart shows how many drivers were let go with written or verbal warnings or received an infraction, a misdemeanor summons or were arrested.

Median driver's age: 34 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Ansonia officers was 34 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Ansonia
  • 37 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 63 percent were non-residents.
Statewide
  • 28 percent were residents;
  • 72 percent were non-residents.

Speed is often a factor

Across the state, speeding was the most common reason for pulling drivers over. Cell phone violations, defective lights and tinted windows were other reasons listed in the data.

Searches are rare

This chart shows the percentage of all stops that involved officers searching vehicles driven by white and minority drivers.

When stops occurred, by hour, weekday and month

Ansonia officer profiles

Select an officer from the table below to see how their stop patterns compare with the department and the state. Officer data is anonymized, with a department-provided ID instead of a name. The bars indicate the percentage the officer's total stops that involved minority drivers. Note that some officers reported very few stops, so this list is sorted by the total number of stops each officer reported.

OfficerMinority stops%Stops
100000202
54% 336
100000201
80% 333
100000200
36% 332
100000186
40% 325
100000193
40% 281
100000199
39% 270
100000194
47% 256
100000140
41% 234
100000120
46% 200
100000057
33% 198
100000172
41% 191
100000014
24% 181
100000048
80% 168
100000129
47% 147
100000046
31% 135
100000083
29% 114
100000058
88% 109
100000173
47% 104
100000055
34% 102
100000195
68% 98
100000097
77% 88
100000134
53% 77
100000174
62% 39
100000136
46% 39
100000116
58% 36
100000029
49% 35
100000036
94% 32
100000131
35% 26
100000054
45% 22
100000098
40% 20
100000102
55% 11
100000047
71% 7
100000038
86% 7
787
71% 7
100000025
0% 5
100000052
80% 5
100000043
50% 2
100000040
% 2
100000021
0% 2
781
50% 2
100000093
50% 2