Watkins Glen, NY
Crime Rates


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Watkins Glen, NY crime analytics

With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Watkins Glen 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 23. Within New York, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Watkins Glen.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a village'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 1,859, Watkins Glen has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Watkins Glen 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 Watkins Glen.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Watkins Glen 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 Watkins Glen.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Watkins Glen 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 Watkins Glen; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 465. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Watkins Glen is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Watkins Glen, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 41 per one thousand population.

Watkins Glen Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Watkins Glen Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Watkins Glen 2.15
New York State 3.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 465

in Watkins Glen

1 in 263

in New York State


Population: 1,859
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.08 0.54 0.54


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)

Watkins Glen 41.42
New York State 16.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Watkins Glen

1 in 62

in New York State

Watkins Glen Property CRIMES

Population: 1,859
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 7 69 1
Rate per 1,000 3.77 37.12 0.54

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

Watkins Glen Crimes Per Square Mile

Watkins Glen 42
New York State 41

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