Medford, WI
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Medford, WI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Medford 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 Medford is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Medford is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, Medford has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Medford to other communities of similar population, then Medford crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Medford does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Medford 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 Medford.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Medford's violent crime rate is 1 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 Medford is one in 723.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Medford's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Medford 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 Medford is one in 47.

Medford Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Medford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Medford 1.38
Wisconsin 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 723

in Medford

1 in 327

in Wisconsin


Population: 4,338
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 0 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.00 1.15
* 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)

Medford 21.44
Wisconsin 19.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in Medford

1 in 51

in Wisconsin

Medford Property CRIMES

Population: 4,338
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 7 83 3
Rate per 1,000 1.61 19.13 0.69

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

Medford Crimes Per Square Mile

Medford 22
Wisconsin 21

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