police | Department profile

The Wilton police department pulled over 4778 drivers and had a disparity score of 0 out of 9, indicating no "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.

Wilton officers pulled over minorities at a lower rate compared to officers statewide: 25 percent of drivers stopped by Wilton 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 Wilton officers is 8 percent minority and 92 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 29 percent of daylight-hour stops and 22 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Wilton
64 percent of stopped drivers were men;
36 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

78% 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 Wilton officers was 40 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Wilton
  • 21 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 79 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

Wilton 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
120000064
26% 458
1051
25% 457
120000062
18% 298
1040
32% 250
1008
36% 242
1016
45% 219
1046
29% 208
1049
24% 207
120000032
20% 190
120000059
23% 185
1037
30% 172
1038
25% 159
120000067
17% 150
1047
23% 145
1048
13% 140
1013
25% 130
1033
23% 127
1031
29% 118
120000068
30% 115
1036
18% 103
120000058
16% 102
1029
14% 94
1042
28% 93
1044
16% 80
1023
20% 79
1039
8% 75
120000077
30% 47
1017
15% 40
1041
24% 34
1045
37% 30
1024
17% 12
120000071
0% 4
120000072
25% 4
1035
0% 3
1012
0% 2
1034
50% 2
1002
% 1
1006
0% 1
1018
0% 1
1010
0% 1