Janesville, WI
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The crime rate in Janesville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Janesville is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Janesville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, Janesville has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Janesville occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Janesville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 425. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Janesville's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Janesville 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 Janesville is one in 34.

Janesville Crime Data

 
Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Janesville Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

151

1,913

2,064

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.35

29.83

32.19

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Janesville 2.35
Wisconsin 3.06
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 425

in Janesville

1 in 327

in Wisconsin
Janesville VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 64,123
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 18 * 25 108
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.28 0.39 1.68
* 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
Janesville 29.83
Wisconsin 19.74
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Janesville

1 in 51

in Wisconsin
Janesville Property CRIMES
Population: 64,123
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 279 1,579 55
Rate per 1,000 4.35 24.62 0.86
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

Janesville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Janesville 60
Wisconsin 21