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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 3%
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 peopleWatertown/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime512n/a (estimate)2,3671,8882,580
Murder1n/a4.62.35.0
Rape1n/a4.623.542.6
Robbery11n/a50.961.486.2
Assault8n/a37.0120.2246.8
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)97207381
Burglary63n/a291.2222.5376.0
Theft383n/a1,770.61,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft45n/a208.0206.7228.9
Property crime491n/a (estimate)2,2701,6812,200

Key findings

  • Watertown crime rates are 8% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Watertown are 74% lower than the national average
  • In Watertown you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Watertown is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Watertown has increased by 55%

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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 1.25 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.09 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Watertown, is 2.14 times less than the Connecticut average, and it is 3.92 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Watertown has a daily crime average that is 1.35 times more than the Connecticut average and 1.03 times more 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 42% of every city located within Connecticut along with 51% 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 1031
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watertown is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Watertown is 1 in 43
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Watertown, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1031. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 45 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 43.

      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 increased by 10%, the amount of property crime in Watertown has increased by 57%, and the total amount of crime in Watertown has increased by 55% 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, CT2,00921435457
      Litchfield, CT1,32955450505
      Bethlehem Village, CT1,85266533598
      Woodbury Center, CT1,52074601675
      Plantsville, CT1,70284685769
      Northwest Harwinton, CT3,103104846951
      New Milford, CT7,080749761,050
      Watertown, CT3,351972,2702,367

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lebanon, VA3,3512514,8375,088
      Treasure Lake, PA3,351164798962
      Islandia, NY3,349169695864
      Barron, WI3,34903030
      Buzzards Bay, MA3,348174650824
      Watertown, CT3,351972,2702,367
      Source: The Watertown, 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.