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The Darien police department pulled over 2573 drivers and had a disparity score of 4.0 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.

Darien officers pulled over minorities at a similar rate compared to officers statewide: 30 percent of drivers stopped by Darien 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 Darien officers is 7 percent minority and 93 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 39 percent of daylight-hour stops and 28 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Darien
62 percent of stopped drivers were men;
38 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

50% 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: 40 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Darien officers was 40 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Darien
  • 24 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 76 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

Darien 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
PSC21322
21% 371
PSC21333
40% 157
PSC21353
38% 141
PSC21326
45% 135
PSC21362
29% 125
PSC21361
30% 120
PSC21315
36% 94
PSC21335
28% 90
PSC21332
28% 89
PSC21358
45% 89
PSC21311
20% 85
PSC21307
32% 75
PSC21325
19% 74
PSC21359
25% 72
PSC21324
29% 72
PSC21309
45% 71
PSC21347
19% 69
PSC21363
22% 64
PSC21327
27% 56
PSC21317
41% 51
PSC21344
35% 49
PSC21302
27% 45
PSC21367
27% 44
PSC21316
36% 42
PSC21337
31% 39
PSC21357
42% 33
PSC21319
27% 33
PSC21305
29% 31
PSC21312
23% 30
PSC21356
36% 25
PSC21314
24% 21
PSC21339
19% 16
PSC21321
7% 14
PSC21345
30% 10
PSC21368
25% 8
PSC21329
38% 8
PSC21301
33% 6
PSC21306
25% 4
PSC21343
33% 3
PSC21348
50% 2
PSC213
% 2
PSC21318
0% 2
PSC2136
50% 2
PSC2362
% 1
PSC21320
0% 1
PSC21310
0% 1
PSC21304
% 1