Eau Claire, WI
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The crime rate in Eau Claire is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Eau Claire is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Eau Claire is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, Eau Claire has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Eau Claire'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 Eau Claire is one in 551.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Eau Claire's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire is one in 37.

Eau Claire Crime Data

 
Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Eau Claire Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

123

1,810

1,933

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.81

26.70

28.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Eau Claire 1.81
Wisconsin 3.06
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 551

in Eau Claire

1 in 327

in Wisconsin
Eau Claire VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 67,778
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 27 * 17 79
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.40 0.25 1.17
* 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
Eau Claire 26.70
Wisconsin 19.74
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Eau Claire

1 in 51

in Wisconsin
Eau Claire Property CRIMES
Population: 67,778
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 241 1,501 68
Rate per 1,000 3.56 22.15 1.00
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

Eau Claire Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Eau Claire 57
Wisconsin 21