River Falls, WI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in River Falls is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 17 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 River Falls is 1 in 58. Based on FBI crime data, River Falls is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, River Falls has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For River Falls, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in River Falls than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1156, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that River Falls's rate for property crime is 16 per one thousand population. This makes River Falls 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 River Falls is one in 61.

River Falls Crime Data

 

Crime Index

32

(100 is safest)


Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

River Falls Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

264

278

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.87

16.31

17.18

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.87
3.2
National Median: 4
    River Falls
    Wisconsin

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,156

in River Falls

1 in 312

in Wisconsin

River Falls VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,182
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 0 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.12 0.00 0.74

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
16.31
14.7
National Median: 19
    River Falls
    Wisconsin

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 61

in River Falls

1 in 68

in Wisconsin

River Falls Property CRIMES

Population: 16,182
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 224 16
Rate per 1,000 1.48 13.84 0.99

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

River Falls Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
42
17
National Median: 26.9
    River Falls
    Wisconsin