Beaver Dam, WI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Beaver Dam is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 17 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Beaver Dam is 1 in 57. Based on FBI crime data, Beaver Dam is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, Beaver Dam has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Beaver Dam compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Beaver Dam with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Beaver Dam's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Beaver Dam 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 Beaver Dam.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Beaver Dam's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Beaver Dam is one in 608.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Beaver Dam's rate for property crime is 16 per one thousand population. This makes Beaver Dam a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Beaver Dam is one in 63.

Beaver Dam Crime Data

 

Crime Index

34

(100 is safest)


Safer than 34% of U.S. Cities

Beaver Dam Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

27

260

287

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.65

15.85

17.50

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.65
2.93
National Median: 4
    Beaver Dam
    Wisconsin

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 608

in Beaver Dam

1 in 341

in Wisconsin

Beaver Dam VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,403
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 5 0 21
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.30 0.00 1.28

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
15.85
14.71
National Median: 21
    Beaver Dam
    Wisconsin

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 63

in Beaver Dam

1 in 68

in Wisconsin

Beaver Dam Property CRIMES

Population: 16,403
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 27 224 9
Rate per 1,000 1.65 13.66 0.55

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Beaver Dam Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
35
16
National Median: 28.3
    Beaver Dam
    Wisconsin