Reported Annual Crime In Watertown

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatertown/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime348n/a (estimate)1,4612,1282,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatertown/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.25.3
Rape12n/a50.436.941.7
Robbery8n/a33.675.098.0
Assault36n/a151.2204.8248.9
Violent crime56n/a (estimate)235320394
Burglary43n/a180.6303.7430.4
Theft247n/a1,037.21,341.31,694.4
Vehicle theft2n/a8.4163.4237.4
Property crime292n/a (estimate)1,2261,8082,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Watertown, WI is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Watertown, WI. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Watertown, WI averages 31% lower than the rest of Wisconsin while the rate of crime on a national scale is 47% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Watertown, WI is 26% lower than the average rate of crime in Wisconsin and 40% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 32% lower than the remainder of the state of Wisconsin and 48% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Watertown, WI area.
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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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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Watertown is 47% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4 daily crimes that occur in Watertown.
  • Watertown is safer than 56% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Watertown you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Watertown has decreased by 22%.

Compare Watertown, WI Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Watertown (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Watertown, WI for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Wisconsin as well as those across America as a whole. The Watertown, WI total amount of daily offenses is 1.46 times less than the Wisconsin average and 1.89 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Watertown, WI is 1.36 times less than the Wisconsin average, and it is 1.68 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Watertown, WI has a daily crime figure that is 1.47 times less than the Wisconsin average and 1.93 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Watertown (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Watertown, WI compared to every other city in Wisconsin as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Watertown, WI ranks safer than 32% of every city located within Wisconsin along with 56% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Wisconsin and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Watertown, WI. As a result, Watertown, WI is ranked above average when compared to the majority of 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 426
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watertown is 1 in 82
The chance of being a victim of crime in Watertown is 1 in 69
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Watertown, WI? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Watertown, WI your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 426. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 82 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, WI is 1 in 69.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Watertown, WI is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Watertown, WI has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Watertown, WI has decreased by 24% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Watertown, WI has decreased by 22% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Watertown police department

ItemWatertownWisconsinNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)509,355558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.43.3
There are a total of 50 Watertown police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.6% less than the Wisconsin average and 35.8% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Wisconsin

StateTotal offendersWisconsin /100KNational /100K
Wisconsin21,768397222
There are a total of 21,768 sex offenders in Wisconsin. This yields a total of 397 sex offenders in Wisconsin per 100,000 residents which is 79% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Oconomowoc, WI16,28935150185
Lake Ripley, WI1,75554302356
Okauchee Lake, WI4,30083470553
Cambridge, WI1,17992519611
Dousman, WI2,493100564664
Ixonia, WI1,679100566667
Oconomowoc Lake, WI5470679679
Watertown, WI23,8782351,2261,461

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
North Haven, CT23,888721,9622,034
Fountain Hills, AZ23,8632131,2241,438
Fort Washington, MD23,8954692,0862,556
Loma Linda, CA23,8591612,5142,675
Centerville, OH23,899591,5681,627
Watertown, WI23,8782351,2261,461
Source: The Watertown, WI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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