One of the best reasons for living in this side of the state of CT is the proximity to New York and the surrounding areas. Another reason are the low crime rates to begin with.

According to The News Times, crime in the entire Danbury area over the past year continues to decrease with help from an FBI report just issued.

Connecticut had the country's fourth biggest decrease in violent crime in 2014 of 9.7 percent, reported by the FBI's findings on Monday. The FBI's report defines acts considered to be violent crimes as murder and non-negligent homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults too.

This report also found that towns surrounding Danbury such as, Bethel, Brookfield, Redding and Ridgefield recorded fewer than five violent crimes in 2014.

The City of Danbury had a slight upward trend in crime from 108 crimes last year to 150.  Analysts say that's nothing to be concerned about from a yearly trend. Compared to CT's other cities, that's nothing.

Bridgeport for example has nine times the crime of Danbury!

Our local Police departments do an amazing job not only keeping our local communities safe, but also being strong supporters of our towns by lending a helping hand. Next time you see a local police officer, thank them..they'll appreciate it more than you know.