Watertown has a population of 35,586. During the past three years, Watertown saw 1,303 arrests. For 2017, the Watertown's arrest rate totaled 104.82 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 66.89% makes Watertown lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 32 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Watertown also totaled 341 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Acton and Arlington, Watertown is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Watertown had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Watertown averaged 32 violent crimes and 341 non-violent crimes.
The city of Watertown experienced 507 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 38 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 74, and the aggravated assault total was 395.
It is situated in Middlesex county, Massachusetts with a total number of 76 employees - 10 female, 53 male officers and 13 civilians. Watertown PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MA0094800, it belongs to the New England division in the Northeast region with a region code of Region I.