Reported Annual Crime In Waterbury

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaterbury/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,680n/a (estimate)4,3361,9982,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaterbury/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder11n/a10.22.85.3
Rape51n/a47.323.341.7
Robbery255n/a236.378.498.0
Assault227n/a210.3123.4248.9
Violent crime544n/a (estimate)504228383
Burglary690n/a639.3247.8430.4
Theft2,619n/a2,426.71,318.51,694.4
Vehicle theft827n/a766.3203.7237.4
Property crime4,136n/a (estimate)3,8321,7702,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Waterbury, CT 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 Waterbury, CT. 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 Waterbury, CT averages 117% higher than the rest of Connecticut while the rate of crime on a national scale is 58% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Waterbury, CT is 121% higher than the average rate of crime in Connecticut and 32% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 117% higher than the remainder of the state of Connecticut and 62% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Waterbury, CT area.
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The Waterbury crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Waterbury as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Waterbury crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waterbury is 58% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.88 daily crimes that occur in Waterbury.
  • Waterbury is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waterbury you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waterbury has decreased by 5%.

Compare Waterbury, CT Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Waterbury (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Waterbury, CT on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Connecticut. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Waterbury, CT (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Connecticut state wide, are 2.17 times more than the state average and 1.58 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Waterbury, CT on a daily bases are 2.21 times more than than Connecticut average and 1.32 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Waterbury, CT are 2.17 times more than the daily state average and 1.62 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Waterbury (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Waterbury, CT area in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Waterbury, CT being safer than 6% of cities in Connecticut and 15% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Connecticut cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Waterbury, CT. In conclusion, Waterbury, CT now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waterbury

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waterbury is 1 in 199
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterbury is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterbury is 1 in 24
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Waterbury, CT? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Waterbury, CT, then there is a 1 in 199 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 27. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 24 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Waterbury, CT.

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

A good indicator of whether Waterbury, CT 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 Waterbury, CT has increased by 18%, while the property crime rate in Waterbury, CT has decreased by 8% year over year. The number of total crimes in Waterbury, CT has decreased by 5% year over year.

Waterbury police department

ItemWaterburyConnecticutNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3335,593558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.02.63.3
There are a total of 333 Waterbury police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.8% greater than the Connecticut average and 7.3% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Newtown, CT2,00939340380
Litchfield, CT1,32961474535
Bethlehem Village, CT1,85272561633
Woodbury Center, CT1,52082633714
Plantsville, CT1,70293721814
Heritage Village, CT3,8751311,0141,145
Cheshire Village, CT6,1031611,2521,414
Waterbury, CT109,2115043,8324,336

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Billings, MT109,0894935,4585,951
San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,0674183,3073,725
High Point, NC108,9826733,7034,376
Temecula, CA108,9651022,2692,370
Cambridge, MA108,7572801,8182,098
Waterbury, CT109,2115043,8324,336
Source: The Waterbury, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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