Watertown, CT
Crime Rates



map preview
Please wait, loading your map...

Safest
Most Dangerous




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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

The crime rate in Watertown is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Watertown is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Watertown is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Connecticut, Watertown has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Watertown to other communities of similar population, then Watertown crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Watertown 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 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 1031, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Watertown's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Watertown a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Watertown is one in 44.

Watertown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Watertown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

21

491

512

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.97

22.69

23.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Watertown 0.97
Connecticut 2.07

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,031

in Watertown

1 in 482

in Connecticut

Watertown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 21,641
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 11 8
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.05 0.51 0.37

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Watertown 22.69
Connecticut 16.81

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Watertown

1 in 59

in Connecticut

Watertown Property CRIMES

Population: 21,641
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 63 383 45
Rate per 1,000 2.91 17.70 2.08

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Watertown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Watertown 18
Connecticut 19