Neenah, WI
Crime Rates


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Neenah, WI crime analytics

The crime rate in Neenah is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Neenah is 1 in 47. Based on FBI crime data, Neenah is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, Neenah has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Neenah 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 Neenah; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 526. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Neenah's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Neenah 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 Neenah is one in 51.

Neenah Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Neenah Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Neenah 1.90
Wisconsin 3.06
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 526

in Neenah

1 in 327

in Wisconsin
Population: 25,792
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 * 3 39
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.27 0.12 1.51
* 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)

Neenah 19.42
Wisconsin 19.74
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 51

in Neenah

1 in 51

in Wisconsin
Neenah Property CRIMES
Population: 25,792
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 64 423 14
Rate per 1,000 2.48 16.40 0.54
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

Neenah Crimes Per Square Mile

Neenah 57
Wisconsin 21