Waukesha, WI
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Waukesha, 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

Waukesha has an overall crime rate of 17 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 Waukesha is 1 in 57. How does Waukesha fare compared to other communities in Wisconsin of all population sizes? Waukesha's crime rate is lower than approximately 29% of Wisconsin communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Waukesha has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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 Waukesha.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Waukesha's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Waukesha is one in 595.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Waukesha; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Waukesha Crime Data

 

Crime Index

43

(100 is safest)


Safer than 43% of U.S. Cities

Waukesha Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

121

1,135

1,256

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.68

15.77

17.45

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Waukesha 1.68
Wisconsin 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 595

in Waukesha

1 in 327

in Wisconsin

Waukesha VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 71,970
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 44 * 25 49
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.61 0.35 0.68
* 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
Waukesha 15.77
Wisconsin 19.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 63

in Waukesha

1 in 51

in Wisconsin

Waukesha Property CRIMES

Population: 71,970
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 162 940 33
Rate per 1,000 2.25 13.06 0.46

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

Waukesha Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Waukesha 50
Wisconsin 21