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Total crime 45%
Violent crime 84%
Property crime 37%
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 peopleWatertown/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime297n/a (estimate)1,3791,6102,489
Murder3n/a13.92.95.0
Rape3n/a13.921.642.6
Robbery2n/a9.354.181.6
Assault5n/a23.2105.0250.2
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)60184379
Burglary26n/a120.7180.7340.5
Theft221n/a1,026.31,078.71,549.5
Vehicle theft37n/a171.8167.3219.9
Property crime284n/a (estimate)1,3191,4272,110

Key findings

  • Watertown crime rates are 45% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Watertown are 84% lower than the national average
  • In Watertown you have a 1 in 73 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Watertown is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Watertown has decreased by 42%

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The Watertown crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Watertown as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Watertown crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Watertown (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Watertown for every 100,000 residents. The Watertown total amount of daily crime is 1.17 times less than the Connecticut average and 1.80 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Watertown, is 3.04 times less than the Connecticut average, and it is 6.28 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Watertown has a daily crime average that is 1.08 times less than the Connecticut average and 1.60 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Watertown (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Watertown to every other city in Connecticut, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Watertown safe? The gauges above illustrate that Watertown is safer than 65% of every city located within Connecticut along with 71% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Connecticut and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Watertown, CT is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Watertown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Watertown is 1 in 1657
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watertown is 1 in 76
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Watertown is 1 in 73
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Watertown, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1657. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 76 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Watertown is 1 in 73.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Watertown, Connecticut (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Watertown has decreased by 38%, the amount of property crime in Watertown has decreased by 42%, and the total amount of crime in Watertown has decreased by 42% year over year.

      Watertown police department

      ItemWatertownConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)495,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.63.3
      There are a total of 49 Watertown police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the Connecticut average and 32.8% 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, CT2,00922205227
      Litchfield, CT1,32949382431
      Bethlehem Village, CT1,85258452510
      Woodbury Center, CT1,52066510576
      Plantsville, CT1,70275581656
      New Milford, CT7,08056674730
      Northwest Harwinton, CT3,10393719811
      Watertown, CT3,351601,3191,379

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Treasure Lake, PA3,351164752915
      Lebanon, VA3,3512864,0664,352
      Islandia, NY3,349173662836
      Barron, WI3,3493027561,059
      Lakeland, GA3,3482471,7241,972
      Watertown, CT3,351601,3191,379
      Source: The Watertown, 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.