Waterford, CT crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Waterford has an overall crime rate of 12 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Waterford is 1 in 82. How does Waterford fare compared to other communities in Connecticut of all population sizes? Waterford's crime rate is lower than approximately 47% of Connecticut communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Waterford has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Waterford is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Waterford 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 Waterford.

For Waterford, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Waterford than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1875, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Waterford; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Waterford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

51

(100 is safest)


Safer than 51% of U.S. Cities

Waterford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10

218

228

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.53

11.63

12.16

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.53
1.84
National Median: 4
    Waterford
    Connecticut

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,875

in Waterford

1 in 545

in Connecticut

Waterford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 18,746
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 1 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.27 0.05 0.21

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
11.63
14.27
National Median: 21
    Waterford
    Connecticut

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 86

in Waterford

1 in 70

in Connecticut

Waterford Property CRIMES

Population: 18,746
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 10 203 5
Rate per 1,000 0.53 10.83 0.27

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Waterford Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
7
16
National Median: 28.3
    Waterford
    Connecticut