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Total crime 35%
Violent crime 58%
Property crime 31%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatson/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,484 (estimate)2,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)602 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,882 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Watson crime rates are 35% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Watson are 58% higher than the national average
  • In Watson you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Watson is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Watson has decreased by 6%

Watson crime map

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      Daily Crime In Watson (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Watson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Watson is 1 in 167
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watson is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Watson is 1 in 29

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

      Watson police department

      ItemWatsonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

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      Teutopolis, IL1,674151722873
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      Shumway, IL1756012,8753,476
      Edgewood, IL4946092,9163,525
      Watson, IL7656022,8823,484

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      Switzer, WV7653801,9472,327
      Millville, OH7652712,1062,377
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      Watson, IL7656022,8823,484
      Source: The Watson, IL 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.