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There were an estimated 1,009 total crimes per 100,000 people in Clayton, New York. This rate is higher than the average in the state of New York which has 1,922 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Clayton is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Clayton, there were an estimated 197 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of New York is 376 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 812 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the New York average of 1,546 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Clayton, New York:

The overall crime rate in Clayton is 64% lower than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 2.76 daily crimes that occur in Clayton.
Clayton is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States.
In Clayton you have a 1 in 100 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Clayton has increased by 12%.

Clayton Police Department

The Clayton Police Department is a full time police department composed of three full-time police officers and two part-time officers.

Kevin Patenaude is the Chief of Police of Clayton, New York. Chief Kevin can be contacted at (315) 686-5592 or via email at

Kevin Patenaude, Chief of Police
Clayton Police Department
Clayton Municipal Building
425 Mary Street
PO Box 250
Clayton, NY 13624
Phone: (315) 686-5592
Jefferson County Dispatch at (315) 686-3222
Fax: (315) 686-2132

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Clayton, New York Information

Clayton is a town in Montgomery County, New York. The town is named after John M. Clayton, a federal political leader from Delaware. The Town of Clayton contains a village named Clayton. Both town and village are northwest of Watertown. The Village of Clayton, nearby Cape Vincent, NY, and Alexandria Bay, NY are popular tourist destinations on the New York mainland side of the Thousand Islands region. The Village of Clayton had a population of approximately 5,153 in the year 2016.

The Mayor of Clayton, New York is Norma J. Zimmer. Francis can be contacted at (315) 777-7135 or via email at

Norma J. Zimmer, Mayor
Village of Clayton
425 Mary Street
PO Box 250
Clayton, New York 13624
Phone: (315) 777-7135
Fax: 315-686-2132

In 2016, the crime-index in Clayton, New York was 12.2 lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 281.2. According to research, New York and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Clayton, New York as of June 19, 2018.The ratio of number of residents in Clayton to the number of sex offenders is 493 to 1.

Open Record Request in Clayton, New York

Contact the Village Clerk for records of the Village of Clayton.

A request for public records held by the Village of Clayton must be submitted to the Village Clerk’s office. Complete the Freedom Of Information Request Form and submit by U.S. Mail or in person at the Vilage Clerk’s Office.

Geneva Phelps Miller is the Clerk of Clayton, New York. Gail can be contacted at (315) 686-5552 or via email at

Geneva Phelps Miller, Clerk/Treasurer
Clayton Municipal Building
425 Mary St.,
PO Box 250
Clayton, NY 13624-0250
Phone: (315) 686-5552
Fax: (315) 686-2132
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The Village of Clayton is located in Jefferson County, New York.

Contact the County Clerk of Jefferson County for records from Jefferson County, New York.

Gizelle J. Meeks is the County Clerk of Jefferson County, New York.

Gizelle can be contacted at 315-785-5149 or by email at

Gizelle J. Meeks, County Clerk
Jefferson County Clerk’s Office
175 Arsenal Street
Watertown, New York 13601
Phone: 315-785-5149

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Jefferson County, New York

There were 26 Deputy Sheriffs and five (5) sergeants assigned to law enforcement duties, seven (7) detectives assigned to the serious crimes unit, and two (2) detectives assigned to the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force. The law enforcement division patrols 1,272 square miles of land and 585 square miles of water. They provide year-round law enforcement services for around 120,000 summertime residents and approximately 111,000 year-round residents.

The Office of the Sheriff employs 150 employees, 117 who are sworn officers and 34 civilians. There are 38 vehicles, a patrol vessel, named after Deputy Michael J. Finerson who was killed on duty in 1970, which patrols the waters of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, four (4) snowmobiles, and four (4) all-terrain vehicles. The K9 Unit was reinstated in 2004 and now has three (3) dogs on the force.

The town of Brownville is located in Jefferson County, New York. Collen M. O’Neill is the Sheriff.

Sheriff Collen M. O’Neill
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Public Safety Building
753 Waterman Drive
Watertown, New York 13601

Jefferson County Correctional Division:

Built in 1992, the 162-bed Jefferson County Correctional Facility is a direct supervision facility which detains and houses inmates. The facility is also in charge of transporting inmates to courts, prisons, and other sites as designated by the courts or laws. The facility employs two lieutenants, six sergeants, and sixty-six full time officers.

To mail a letter to an inmate at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility:

(Inmate’s Full Legal Name)
Jefferson County Correctional Facility
753 Waterman Drive
Waterman, NY 13601

To get money to an inmate you can call 1-866-394-0490 or go to

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