police | Department profile

The Hamden police department pulled over 4865 drivers and had a disparity score of 5.0 out of 9, indicating 'consistent' 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.

Hamden officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 55 percent of drivers stopped by Hamden 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 Hamden officers is 31 percent minority and 69 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 64 percent of daylight-hour stops and 51 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

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

58% 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: 35 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Hamden officers was 35 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Hamden
  • 42 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 58 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

Hamden 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
100000150
68% 409
100000667
51% 263
100000543
45% 256
100000668
48% 195
100000649
59% 178
100000674
38% 168
100000669
65% 146
100000475
66% 142
100000577
43% 138
100000244
27% 124
100000131
47% 117
100000655
62% 111
100000659
58% 103
100000666
75% 100
100000581
24% 95
100000112
51% 91
100000573
38% 88
100000476
38% 88
100000128
44% 84
100000479
64% 80
100000477
97% 77
100000118
91% 74
100000679
70% 73
100000193
69% 70
100000657
87% 67
100000081
23% 66
100000469
76% 66
100000152
46% 63
100000654
65% 63
100000554
34% 62
100000604
67% 58
100000574
29% 58
100000472
60% 57
100000556
74% 57
100000675
75% 53
100000625
58% 52
100000656
65% 51
100000079
76% 51
100000576
78% 49
100000412
73% 48
100000544
81% 47
100000438
35% 43
100000598
85% 40
100000227
28% 39
100000546
39% 38
100000565
45% 38
100000114
46% 37
100000223
66% 32
100000430
23% 31
100000109
46% 26
100000545
40% 25
100000470
92% 24
100000678
50% 24
100000698
26% 23
100000390
77% 22
100000660
70% 20
100000432
20% 20
100000230
28% 18
100000248
38% 16
100000175
75% 16
100000411
55% 11
100000159
64% 11
100000253
9% 11
100000185
20% 10
100000697
50% 8
100000626
71% 7
100000471
33% 6
100000164
% 5
100000186
75% 4
100000443
0% 4
100000167
0% 4
100000171
50% 2
100000566
0% 2
100000105
50% 2
100000409
50% 2
100000231
% 1
100000202
% 1
100000210
0% 1
100000249
% 1
100000151
% 1
100000080
0% 1