Watertown, NY
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Watertown, NY crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

With a crime rate of 61 per one thousand residents, Watertown 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 16. Within New York, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Watertown.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 26,780, Watertown has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Watertown does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Watertown.

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, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Watertown is one in 172.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Watertown experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Watertown is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Watertown, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 55 per one thousand population.

Watertown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Watertown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

156

1,476

1,632

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.83

55.12

60.94

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Watertown 5.83
New York State 3.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 172

in Watertown

1 in 263

in New York State

Watertown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,780
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 55 15 83
Rate per 1,000 0.11 2.05 0.56 3.10

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
Watertown 55.12
New York State 16.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Watertown

1 in 62

in New York State

Watertown Property CRIMES

Population: 26,780
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 254 1,189 33
Rate per 1,000 9.48 44.40 1.23

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

Watertown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Watertown 174
New York State 41