Sturgeon Bay, WI
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Sturgeon Bay, 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

Sturgeon Bay has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sturgeon Bay is 1 in 76. How does Sturgeon Bay fare compared to other communities in Wisconsin of all population sizes? Sturgeon Bay's crime rate is lower than approximately 41% of Wisconsin communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Sturgeon Bay has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Sturgeon Bay is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Sturgeon Bay 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 Sturgeon Bay.

For Sturgeon Bay, 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 Sturgeon Bay than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1279, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Sturgeon Bay; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Sturgeon Bay Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 57% of U.S. Cities

Sturgeon Bay Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sturgeon Bay 0.78
Wisconsin 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,279

in Sturgeon Bay

1 in 327

in Wisconsin


Population: 8,956
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 0 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.11 0.00 0.67
* 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)

Sturgeon Bay 12.39
Wisconsin 19.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 81

in Sturgeon Bay

1 in 51

in Wisconsin

Sturgeon Bay Property CRIMES

Population: 8,956
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 92 4
Rate per 1,000 1.67 10.27 0.45

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

Sturgeon Bay Crimes Per Square Mile

Sturgeon Bay 11
Wisconsin 21

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