According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Wales is safer than 90% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Wisconsin, only on the order of 12% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Wales. If you live in Wales, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 159. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 31.
Compared to other communities of similar population size, Wales has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Wales is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Wales 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 Wales.
Importantly, our analysis shows that Wales has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, forcible rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Wales's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Wales is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Wales than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 159.