Reported Annual Crime In Watertown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatertown/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime706n/a (estimate)3,1812,3262,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatertown/100k peopleSouth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.74.9
Rape18n/a81.157.738.6
Robbery4n/a18.025.2101.9
Assault63n/a283.8296.6237.8
Violent crime85n/a (estimate)383383373
Burglary67n/a301.9344.8491.4
Theft527n/a2,374.41,459.81,775.4
Vehicle theft27n/a121.6138.4220.2
Property crime621n/a (estimate)2,7981,9432,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Watertown, SD for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Watertown, SD is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Watertown, SD crime rates are 37% higher than in comparison to the South Dakota mean and are 11% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Watertown, SD has a rate that is equal to the South Dakota average; compared to the United States, it is 3% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Watertown, SD is 44% higher than its state's mean, and 13% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Watertown is 11% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.71 daily crimes that occur in Watertown.
  • Watertown is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Watertown you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Watertown has increased by 28%.

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Compare Watertown, SD Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Watertown (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Watertown, SD on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of South Dakota. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Watertown, SD (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to South Dakota state wide, are 1.37 times more than the state average and 1.11 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Watertown, SD on a daily bases are 1.00 times less than than South Dakota average and 1.03 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Watertown, SD are 1.44 times more than the daily state average and 1.13 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Watertown (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Watertown, SD area in comparison to other South Dakota communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Watertown, SD being safer than 18% of cities in South Dakota and 29% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking South Dakota cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Watertown, SD. In conclusion, Watertown, SD now ranks below average in comparison to all 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 262
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watertown is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Watertown is 1 in 32
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Watertown, SD? 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, SD, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 262. 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 36 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, SD is 1 in 32.

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

A good indicator of whether Watertown, SD is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Watertown, SD has increased by 46%, while the property crime rate in Watertown, SD has increased by 26% year over year. The number of total crimes in Watertown, SD has increased by 28% year over year.

Watertown police department

ItemWatertownSouth DakotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)51995556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.23.3
There are a total of 51 Watertown police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.4% greater than the South Dakota average and 28.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in South Dakota

StateTotal offendersSouth Dakota /100KNational /100K
South Dakota000

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Castlewood, SD6824662,3632,829
Kranzburg, SD1774712,3882,858
Florence, SD3794872,4732,960
Waverly, SD195012,5433,044
Goodwin, SD1605202,6403,161
Watertown, SD21,7953832,7983,181

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Sachse, TX21,790571,1241,181
Chillicothe, OH21,8024617,9888,449
Avon, OH21,7831231,0871,210
Jacksonville Beach, FL21,8225394,6135,152
Summit, NJ21,82636766803
Watertown, SD21,7953832,7983,181
Source: The Watertown, SD 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.