Here’s one report card that’s not going on the fridge.
In its rating of the top 44 towns in the state with a median home sale price between $175,000 and $224,999, Connecticut Magazine put Stratford dead last.
With a median home sale price of $202,000, Stratford ranked last in its 44-town group in the categories of “crime” and “economy,” and fourth to last in “community engagement.”
In 2012, there were 2,892 major crimes per 100,000 people in Stratford, the magazine, using state figures, reported. Major crimes mean murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft.
The economy score was based on population, per capita income, the adjusted equalized grand list per capita, the unemployment rate, the equalized mill rate and per capita aid to children, the magazine said.
Civic engagement was based on 2012 voter turnout (37 percent in Stratford) and the amount of local news coverage, the magazine said.
The other two categories had Stratford 38 out of 44 in “education” but 6 out of 44 in “culture/leisure,” which took into account the number of shops, theaters, museums and concert venues, among other variables.