The town of Wilton \u201ccontinues to enjoy a long-standing low crime rate,\u201d according to the Wilton Police Department\u2019s 2015 annual report, recently published on WiltonPolice.org. The report, signed by Chief of Police Robert Crosby and former Police Commission Chair Christopher Weldon, attributes this \u201cin part\u201d to a police presence, \u201caggressive\u201d patrol techniques and enforcement efforts relative to traffic contacts, and a \u201cconsistent, vigorous\u201d investigative unit. \u201cIn 2012, FBI statistics ranked Wilton the third-safest town in Fairfield County, in terms of violent crimes and property crimes,\u201d the report cited. But whereas crime here has been and continues to be manageable, \u201ctraffic still remains a substantial concern to the [Wilton Police] Department.\u201d \u201cRoute 7 has been fully operational since the widening project was completed. Traffic congestion has eased, but speed has increased. The secondary roads now have less traffic volume.\u201d There was a greater number of car accidents in Wilton last year than there was in 2014 \u2014 684 compared to 652. However, \u201cmotor vehicle accidents with reported injuries remained relatively the same for the past two years, with 63 in 2015 and 61 in 2014, compared with 113 in 2013,\u201d the report said.StatisticsIn 2015, the Wilton Police Department (WPD) responded to \u201cover 14,000 calls, and our Dispatch Center answered approximately 36,000 additional calls from the community.\u201d The report included crime data for the last six years. The number of domestic incidents per calendar year has been falling since 2012. Last year, there were 12 fewer incidents than the 101 in 2014. Breaches of peace in Wilton are also on a downward trend year over year. These statistics have decreased annually since 2011. In 2015, there were 16 incidents of breach of peace in Wilton, 23 fewer than 2014. The rate of criminal mischief has been declining since 2012. There were 37 incidents last year and 48 in 2014. Larcenies are up, 2015 over 2014. Last year\u2019s count \u2014 121 \u2014 however, is much closer to the 2010-2015 five-year average of 125 incidents than is 2014\u2019s tally of 86. There were more DUIs in 2015, too. But, as was the case with this report\u2019s larceny statistics, it appears more likely that 2014\u2019s number was low, rather than last year\u2019s being high. Generally, statistics in the report back up the Wilton Police Department\u2019s claim \u2014 that the crime rate remains low for Wilton. The one outlier can be found in the narcotics category. There were almost twice as many narcotics investigations in 2015 than in 2014 \u2014 42 compared to 22. This is above average by 27.27% and marks a four-year high. In 2011, there were 44 narcotics investigations. It\u2019s not crime data, but the total number of traffic stops in 2015 increased dramatically from 3,968 initiated in 2014 to 5,110. A five-year high, that means police made 28.78% more stops in 2015 than they did in 2014.