Chetek, WI
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Chetek, WI crime analytics

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 12 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Chetek is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 62% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chetek is one in 84. Compared to communities within Wisconsin, Chetek‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 46% of the state's cities and towns.

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

For Chetek, 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 Chetek than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2191, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Chetek; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Importantly, we found that Chetek has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Chetek is one in 365.

Chetek Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 62% of U.S. Cities

Chetek Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Chetek 0.46
Wisconsin 3.06
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,191

in Chetek

1 in 327

in Wisconsin
Population: 2,191
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.46 0.00 0.00
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
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)

Chetek 11.41
Wisconsin 19.74
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 88

in Chetek

1 in 51

in Wisconsin
Chetek Property CRIMES
Population: 2,191
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4 15 6
Rate per 1,000 1.83 6.85 2.74
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

Chetek Crimes Per Square Mile

Chetek 8
Wisconsin 21

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