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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 17%
Property crime 78%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaterbury/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,733n/a (estimate)4,3671,8882,580
Murder9n/a8.32.35.0
Rape58n/a53.523.542.6
Robbery200n/a184.561.486.2
Assault214n/a197.5120.2246.8
Violent crime481n/a (estimate)444207381
Burglary546n/a503.8222.5376.0
Theft2,868n/a2,646.31,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft838n/a773.2206.7228.9
Property crime4,252n/a (estimate)3,9231,6812,200

Key findings

  • Waterbury crime rates are 69% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waterbury are 17% higher than the national average
  • In Waterbury you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waterbury is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waterbury has increased by 1%

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      Daily Crime In Waterbury (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Waterbury on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Connecticut and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Waterbury (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Connecticut, are 2.31 times more than the state average and 1.69 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Waterbury on a daily basis are 2.14 times more than than Connecticut average and 1.17 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Waterbury are 2.33 times more than the daily state average and 1.78 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Waterbury (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Waterbury in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Waterbury safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Waterbury being safer than 6% of cities in Connecticut and 15% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, Waterbury ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waterbury

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waterbury is 1 in 226
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterbury is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterbury is 1 in 23
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Waterbury, Connecticut? If you reside in Waterbury, then there is a 1 in 226 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 26. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 23 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Waterbury.

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

      A good indicator of whether Waterbury is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Waterbury has decreased by 12%, while the property crime rate in Waterbury has increased by 2% year over year. The number of total crimes in Waterbury has increased by 1% 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
      Connecticut6,088184266
      There are a total of 6,088 sex offenders in Connecticut. This yields a total of 184 sex offenders in Connecticut per 100,000 residents which is 31% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Newtown, CT2,00921435457
      Litchfield, CT1,32955450505
      Bethlehem Village, CT1,85266533598
      Woodbury Center, CT1,52074601675
      Plantsville, CT1,70284685769
      Heritage Village, CT3,8751199631,082
      Thomaston, CT1,8031451,0711,216
      Waterbury, CT109,2114443,9234,367

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Billings, MT109,0895424,7795,321
      San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,0674003,1293,529
      High Point, NC108,9825793,2723,852
      Temecula, CA108,9651192,3292,448
      Cambridge, MA108,7572951,8002,095
      Waterbury, CT109,2114443,9234,367
      Source: The Waterbury, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.