West Bend, WI
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The crime rate in West Bend is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 West Bend is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, West Bend is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, West Bend has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that West Bend's violent crime rate is 1 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 West Bend is one in 689.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that West Bend's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes West Bend 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 West Bend is one in 37.

West Bend Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

West Bend Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

46

868

914

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.45

27.39

28.84

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Bend 1.45
Wisconsin 3.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 689

in West Bend

1 in 327

in Wisconsin

West Bend VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 31,695
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 11 * 10 25
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.35 0.32 0.79
* 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
West Bend 27.39
Wisconsin 19.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in West Bend

1 in 51

in Wisconsin

West Bend Property CRIMES

Population: 31,695
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 49 794 25
Rate per 1,000 1.55 25.05 0.79

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

West Bend Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Bend 62
Wisconsin 21