Waterbury, CT
Crime Rates




Safest

Safest Waterbury neighborhoods




Waterbury, CT crime analytics


With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Waterbury has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within Connecticut, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Waterbury.

Importantly, when you compare Waterbury to other communities of similar population, then Waterbury crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Waterbury does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Waterbury does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Waterbury.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Waterbury occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Waterbury; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 233. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Waterbury is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Waterbury, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Waterbury has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Waterbury is one in 134.

Waterbury Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Waterbury Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

467

4,524

4,991

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.29

41.58

45.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Waterbury 4.29
Connecticut 2.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 233

in Waterbury

1 in 458

in Connecticut

Waterbury VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 108,802
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 32 257 174
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.29 2.36 1.60

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Waterbury 41.58
Connecticut 18.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Waterbury

1 in 55

in Connecticut

Waterbury Property CRIMES

Population: 108,802
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 522 3,193 809
Rate per 1,000 4.80 29.35 7.44

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Waterbury Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Waterbury 172
Connecticut 21