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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 89%
Property crime 52%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaterford/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime197n/a (estimate)1,0471,6102,489
Murder0n/a0.02.95.0
Rape4n/a21.321.642.6
Robbery1n/a5.354.181.6
Assault3n/a15.9105.0250.2
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)43184379
Burglary10n/a53.2180.7340.5
Theft174n/a924.91,078.71,549.5
Vehicle theft5n/a26.6167.3219.9
Property crime189n/a (estimate)1,0051,4272,110

Key findings

  • Waterford crime rates are 58% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waterford are 89% lower than the national average
  • In Waterford you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waterford is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waterford has decreased by 42%

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      Daily Crime In Waterford (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waterford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waterford is 1 in 2352
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterford is 1 in 100
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterford is 1 in 96

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

      Waterford police department

      ItemWaterfordConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)535,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.63.3
      There are a total of 53 Waterford police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.3% greater than the Connecticut average and 16.5% 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
      Essex Village, CT2,20929224253
      Noank, CT1,88936280316
      Old Saybrook Center, CT1,83040312352
      Saybrook Manor, CT1,19347362409
      Mystic, CT4,24162481543
      Groton Long Point, CT4770589589
      Gales Ferry, CT1,00574576651
      Waterford, CT3,094431,0051,047

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Avondale Estates, GA3,0951562,1842,340
      Kekaha, HI3,0951641,6271,790
      Kingman, KS3,0933481,4611,809
      Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake, WA3,0951651,5041,669
      Brightwaters, NY3,09268262330
      Waterford, CT3,094431,0051,047
      Source: The Waterford, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.