Madison, WI
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The crime rate in Madison is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 Madison is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Madison is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, Madison 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 Madison compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Madison with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Madison'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 Madison 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 Madison.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Madison 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 Madison; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 278. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Madison's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Madison 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 Madison is one in 34.

Madison Crime Data

 
Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Madison Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

895

7,235

8,130

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.60

29.06

32.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Madison 3.60
Wisconsin 3.06
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 278

in Madison

1 in 327

in Wisconsin
Madison VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 248,951
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 121 222 545
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.49 0.89 2.19
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
Madison 29.06
Wisconsin 19.74
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Madison

1 in 51

in Wisconsin
Madison Property CRIMES
Population: 248,951
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,218 5,766 251
Rate per 1,000 4.89 23.16 1.01
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

Madison Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Madison 104
Wisconsin 21