The wealthy and tranquil enclave of is known for its lavish estates, fancy cars and idyllic downtown with trendy shops and upscale restaurants.
Would anyone guess that it was second highest in the state for seizures in 2011?
According to a report in the Stamford Advocate, an incident that occurred in January 2011 in which from a single residence lifted New Canaan to second place on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' list of top firearm recovery cities.
Due to that single incident, New Canaan is second only to Hartford in terms of the number of firearms seized in 2011. New Canaan police confiscated a total of 142 guns for the year, according to the report.
New Haven ranks third on the list with 136 confiscated guns. Altogether police seized 1,503 firearms in Connecticut last year.
For more, check out the Stamford Advocate report.