Reported Annual Crime In Watertown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatertown/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,352n/a (estimate)5,0511,9222,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatertown/100k peopleNew York/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.73.25.3
Rape41n/a153.231.740.4
Robbery15n/a56.0113.0102.8
Assault124n/a463.3228.3248.5
Violent crime181n/a (estimate)676376386
Burglary194n/a724.8201.7468.9
Theft953n/a3,560.61,271.01,745.0
Vehicle theft24n/a89.772.9236.9
Property crime1,171n/a (estimate)4,3751,5462,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Watertown, NY 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 163% higher than the average of crimes committed in New York. It is also 78% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Watertown, NY shows a crime rate that is 80% higher than the New York average. The crime rate is also 75% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Watertown, NY is shown to be 183% higher than the New York average and 79% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Black River, NY1,3740377377
Sackets Harbor, NY1,434150616766
Adams, NY1,612179736915
West Carthage, NY1,897185762947
Philadelphia, NY1,138187771958
Adams Center, NY1,996191784974
Dexter, NY1,397193792984
Watertown, NY27,5906764,3755,051

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Watertown is 78% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.84 daily crimes that occur in Watertown.
  • Watertown is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Watertown you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Watertown has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Watertown (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Watertown, NY per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for New York and on a national scale. In Watertown, NY the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.63 times more than the New York average and 1.78 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Watertown, NY is 1.80 times more than the New York average and 1.75 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Watertown, NY has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.83 times more than the New York average and 1.79 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Watertown (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Watertown, NY compared to other areas of New York, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Watertown, NY safer than 16% when compared to other New York cities, and 14% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in New York, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Watertown, NY. At this time, Watertown, NY sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Watertown

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Watertown is 1 in 148
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watertown is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Watertown is 1 in 20
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Watertown, NY? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Watertown, NY you have a 1 in 148 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Watertown, NY.

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

Determining whether Watertown, NY is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Watertown, NY has increased by 24% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 5% year over year. Total crimes for Watertown, NY has decreased by 2% in the same time frame.

Watertown police department

ItemWatertownNew YorkNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)70109,351556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.93.3
There are a total of 70 Watertown police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.5% less than the New York average and 22.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in New York

StateTotal offendersNew York /100KNational /100K
New York21,601118222
There are a total of 21,601 sex offenders in New York. This yields a total of 118 sex offenders in New York per 100,000 residents which is 47% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kirkwood, MO27,5871041,8031,907
SeaTac, WA27,6065305,6146,144
West Islip, NY27,5452601,0711,331
New London, CT27,5367122,7433,455
Winona, MN27,5261702,9783,148
Watertown, NY27,5906764,3755,051
Source: The Watertown, NY 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.