Sauk City, WI
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The crime rate in Sauk City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Sauk City is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Sauk City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, Sauk City has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Sauk City to other communities of similar population, then Sauk City crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Sauk City 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 Sauk City 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 Sauk City.

For Sauk City, 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 Sauk City than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1163, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sauk City's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Sauk City 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 Sauk City is one in 44.

Sauk City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

Sauk City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

80

83

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.86

22.93

23.79

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sauk City 0.86
Wisconsin 3.06
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,163

in Sauk City

1 in 327

in Wisconsin
Sauk City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,489
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 * 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.86 0.00 0.00
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
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
Sauk City 22.93
Wisconsin 19.74
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Sauk City

1 in 51

in Wisconsin
Sauk City Property CRIMES
Population: 3,489
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 18 60 2
Rate per 1,000 5.16 17.20 0.57
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

Sauk City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sauk City 48
Wisconsin 21