Superior, WI
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Superior, 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

With a crime rate of 59 per one thousand residents, Superior has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 17. Within Wisconsin, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Superior.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 26,579, Superior has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Superior does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Superior.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Superior 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 Superior.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Superior 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 Superior; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 429. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Superior is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Superior, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 56 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Superior has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Superior is one in 385.

Superior Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Superior Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

62

1,495

1,557

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.33

56.25

58.58

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Superior 2.33
Wisconsin 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 429

in Superior

1 in 327

in Wisconsin

Superior VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,579
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 * 13 36
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.49 0.49 1.35
* 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
Superior 56.25
Wisconsin 19.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Superior

1 in 51

in Wisconsin

Superior Property CRIMES

Population: 26,579
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 196 1,230 69
Rate per 1,000 7.37 46.28 2.60

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

Superior Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Superior 39
Wisconsin 21