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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 59%
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 peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime14n/a (estimate)9223,2482,489
Murder0n/a0.07.35.0
Rape0n/a0.041.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.090.181.6
Assault1n/a65.8456.7250.2
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)66595379
Burglary6n/a395.0437.4340.5
Theft6n/a395.01,934.41,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a65.8280.9219.9
Property crime13n/a (estimate)8562,6532,110

Key findings

  • Watertown crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Watertown are 83% lower than the national average
  • In Watertown you have a 1 in 109 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Watertown is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Watertown has increased by 29%

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      Daily Crime In Watertown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Watertown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Watertown is 1 in 1519
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watertown is 1 in 117
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Watertown is 1 in 109

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

      Watertown police department

      ItemWatertownTennesseeNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)411,551558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.63.3
      There are a total of 4 Watertown police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.6% less than the Tennessee average and 19.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Tennessee

      StateTotal offendersTennessee /100KNational /100K
      Tennessee24,578412266
      There are a total of 24,578 sex offenders in Tennessee. This yields a total of 412 sex offenders in Tennessee per 100,000 residents which is 55% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Alexandria, TN1,106398398795
      Gordonsville, TN1,5342428071,049
      South Carthage, TN1,3381,4439382,381
      Carthage, TN2,1862642,1532,417
      Walterhill, TN3555372,3942,931
      Lebanon, TN29,4394102,5572,967
      Auburntown, TN2857263,2373,963
      Watertown, TN1,41266856922

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Langston, OK1,41254543597
      Clara City, MN1,41278234312
      St. Anne, IL1,4122039221,125
      Bloomfield, NY1,412159607765
      Brewster Hill, NY1,412110421531
      Watertown, TN1,41266856922
      Source: The Watertown, TN 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.