Stamford Historical Society Presents
Law & Order: The
History of the Stamford Police Department 1830-1956
a 2004 Exhibit and more
data below were assembled from the annual reports issued by the city.
Since then, we have been notified that actual Complaint Books – large
bound folios – do exist. They were rescued by the Police Department
from a dumpster. One of them is on view in the exhibit. Note the typo
on the cover.
below represents all charges listed between 1899 and 1934, the last
year these statistics were included in the reports. Reports
from some early years are missing.
||1910||1920 ||1930 ||1940 |
broken down the charges by group as best we could:
Assault, Breach of Peace (BoP) not listed
City Ordinances, other Violations
Court related, etc.
Domestic Crimes, etc.
Fraud, Robbery, Theft, etc.
Murder Charges, Attempted Suicide, etc.
Property Damage, Arson, etc.
Vagrancy, Panhandling, etc.