Reported Annual Crime In Watertown Town

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatertown Town/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime492n/a (estimate)1,4182,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatertown Town/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape4n/a11.530.538.6
Robbery4n/a11.577.8101.9
Assault28n/a80.7280.7237.8
Violent crime36n/a (estimate)104391373
Burglary50n/a144.1322.2491.4
Theft391n/a1,126.81,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft15n/a43.2118.8220.2
Property crime456n/a (estimate)1,3141,6912,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Watertown Town, MA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Watertown Town, MA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Watertown Town, MA averages 32% lower than the rest of Massachusetts while the rate of crime on a national scale is 50% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Watertown Town, MA is 73% lower than the average rate of crime in Massachusetts and 72% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 22% lower than the remainder of the state of Massachusetts and 47% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Watertown Town, MA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Watertown Town is 50% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.88 daily crimes that occur in Watertown Town.
  • Watertown Town is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Watertown Town you have a 1 in 71 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Watertown Town has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Watertown Town (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Watertown Town, MA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Massachusetts and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Watertown Town, MA are 1.47 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.02 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Watertown Town, MA are 3.77 times less than than Massachusetts and 3.59 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Watertown Town, MA are 1.29 times less than than Massachusetts and 1.89 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Watertown Town (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Watertown Town, MA compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Watertown Town, MA safer than 72% when compared to other Massachusetts cities, and 73% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Massachusetts, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Watertown Town, MA. At this time, Watertown Town, MA sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Watertown Town

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Watertown Town is 1 in 964
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watertown Town is 1 in 77
The chance of being a victim of crime in Watertown Town is 1 in 71
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Watertown Town, MA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Watertown Town, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 964. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 77 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Watertown Town, MA is 1 in 71.

Year Over Year Crime In Watertown Town (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Watertown Town, MA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Watertown Town, MA has increased by 12%, the amount of property crime in Watertown Town, MA has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Watertown Town, MA has increased by 1% year to year.

Watertown Town police department

ItemWatertown TownMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a11,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.23.3

Sex offenders in Massachusetts

StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Massachusetts3,87661222
There are a total of 3,876 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 61 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dover, MA2,2490269269
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Belmont, MA25,17331592623
Needham, MA29,54030620649
Watertown Town, MA32,8801041,3141,418

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Owings Mills, MD32,9275392,7313,270
Ken Caryl, CO32,9442942,4182,712
Bangor, ME32,8001733,9324,104
Watertown Town, MA32,8801041,3141,418
Source: The Watertown Town, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.