Watertown, CT
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Watertown, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

Watertown has an overall crime rate of 15 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 Watertown is 1 in 65. How does Watertown fare compared to other communities in Connecticut of all population sizes? Watertown's crime rate is lower than approximately 30% of Connecticut communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Watertown has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Watertown 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 Watertown 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 Watertown.

For Watertown, 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 Watertown than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1144, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Watertown; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Watertown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

45

(100 is safest)


Safer than 45% of U.S. Cities

Watertown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

19

313

332

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.87

14.40

15.27

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Watertown 0.87
Connecticut 2.28

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,144

in Watertown

1 in 439

in Connecticut

Watertown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 21,740
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 3 16
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.14 0.74

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Watertown 14.40
Connecticut 17.70

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 69

in Watertown

1 in 56

in Connecticut

Watertown Property CRIMES

Population: 21,740
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 47 243 23
Rate per 1,000 2.16 11.18 1.06

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Watertown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Watertown 11
Connecticut 21