Reported Annual Crime In Watertown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatertown/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime456n/a (estimate)2,0932,0352,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatertown/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.25.3
Rape1n/a4.621.340.4
Robbery12n/a55.175.6102.8
Assault8n/a36.7128.0248.5
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)96227386
Burglary75n/a344.2280.9468.9
Theft328n/a1,505.11,328.51,745.0
Vehicle theft32n/a146.8198.7236.9
Property crime435n/a (estimate)1,9961,8082,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Watertown, CT is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 3% higher than the average of crimes committed in Connecticut. It is also 26% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Watertown, CT shows a crime rate that is 58% lower than the Connecticut average. The crime rate is also 75% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Watertown, CT is shown to be 10% higher than the Connecticut average and 19% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Newtown, CT2,02711295306
Litchfield, CT1,43060476535
Woodbury Center, CT1,42174589663
Bethlehem Village, CT1,78376606682
Northwest Harwinton, CT3,186111885997
New Milford, CT6,5681071,0031,110
New Preston, CT9321401,1151,255
Watertown, CT3,549961,9962,093

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Watertown is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.73 daily crimes that occur in Watertown.
  • Watertown is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Watertown you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Watertown has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Watertown (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Watertown, CT for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Connecticut as well as those across America as a whole. The Watertown, CT total amount of daily offenses is 1.03 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.36 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Watertown, CT is 2.36 times less than the Connecticut average, and it is 4.01 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Watertown, CT has a daily crime figure that is 1.10 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.23 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Watertown (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Watertown, CT compared to every other city in Connecticut as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Watertown, CT ranks safer than 65% of every city located within Connecticut along with 63% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Connecticut and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Watertown, CT. As a result, Watertown, CT is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Watertown

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Watertown is 1 in 1038
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watertown is 1 in 51
The chance of being a victim of crime in Watertown is 1 in 48
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Watertown, CT? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Watertown, CT your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1038. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 51 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Watertown, CT is 1 in 48.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Watertown, CT 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, CT has decreased by 12%, the amount of property crime in Watertown, CT has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Watertown, CT has decreased by 4% year to year.

Watertown police department

ItemWatertownConnecticutNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)495,593556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.63.3
There are a total of 49 Watertown police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the Connecticut average and 33.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Connecticut

StateTotal offendersConnecticut /100KNational /100K
Connecticut5,691171222
There are a total of 5,691 sex offenders in Connecticut. This yields a total of 171 sex offenders in Connecticut per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

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Summersville, WV3,5492313,7003,932
Jamestown, NC3,549103761864
Yellow Springs, OH3,549522,0482,100
Hominy, OK3,5482291,9152,143
Teague, TX3,5513641,9862,350
Watertown, CT3,549961,9962,093
Source: The Watertown, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.