Oshkosh, WI
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Oshkosh, WI crime analytics

The crime rate in Oshkosh is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Oshkosh is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Oshkosh is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, Oshkosh has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 394. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Oshkosh's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh is one in 43.

Oshkosh Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Oshkosh Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Oshkosh 2.54
Wisconsin 3.06
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 394

in Oshkosh

1 in 327

in Wisconsin
Population: 66,555
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 18 * 30 120
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.27 0.45 1.80
* 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)

Oshkosh 23.33
Wisconsin 19.74
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Oshkosh

1 in 51

in Wisconsin
Oshkosh Property CRIMES
Population: 66,555
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 262 1,246 45
Rate per 1,000 3.94 18.72 0.68
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

Oshkosh Crimes Per Square Mile

Oshkosh 65
Wisconsin 21