Beaver Dam, WI
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Beaver Dam, WI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

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 26 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 39. 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 87% 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.

For Beaver Dam, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Beaver Dam than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2366, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Beaver Dam's rate for property crime is 25 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 40.

Beaver Dam Crime Data

 

Crime Index

25

(100 is safest)


Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Beaver Dam Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7

417

424

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.42

25.18

25.60

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Beaver Dam 0.42
Wisconsin 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,366

in Beaver Dam

1 in 327

in Wisconsin

Beaver Dam VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,564
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 * 1 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.06 0.18
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Beaver Dam 25.18
Wisconsin 19.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Beaver Dam

1 in 51

in Wisconsin

Beaver Dam Property CRIMES

Population: 16,564
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 37 379 1
Rate per 1,000 2.23 22.88 0.06

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

Beaver Dam Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Beaver Dam 52
Wisconsin 21