Brookfield, WI
Crime Rates


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Brookfield, WI crime analytics

The crime rate in Brookfield is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Brookfield is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Brookfield is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, Brookfield has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Brookfield compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Brookfield with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Brookfield'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 Brookfield 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 Brookfield.

For Brookfield, 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 Brookfield than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1463, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Brookfield's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Brookfield 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 Brookfield is one in 44.

Brookfield Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

Brookfield Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Brookfield 0.68
Wisconsin 3.06
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,463

in Brookfield

1 in 327

in Wisconsin
Population: 38,025
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 11 15
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.29 0.39
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)

Brookfield 22.62
Wisconsin 19.74
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Brookfield

1 in 51

in Wisconsin
Brookfield Property CRIMES
Population: 38,025
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 71 767 22
Rate per 1,000 1.87 20.17 0.58
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

Brookfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Brookfield 32
Wisconsin 21