Whitefish Bay, WI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Whitefish Bay has an overall crime rate of 11 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 Whitefish Bay is 1 in 89. How does Whitefish Bay fare compared to other communities in Wisconsin of all population sizes? Whitefish Bay's crime rate is lower than approximately 36% of Wisconsin communities.

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

For Whitefish 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 Whitefish Bay than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2136, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Whitefish Bay; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Whitefish Bay Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 52% of U.S. Cities

Whitefish Bay Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Whitefish Bay

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,136

in Whitefish Bay

1 in 312

in Wisconsin


Population: 14,954
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.13 0.33


Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 19
    Whitefish Bay

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 93

in Whitefish Bay

1 in 68

in Wisconsin

Whitefish Bay Property CRIMES

Population: 14,954
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 6 135 20
Rate per 1,000 0.40 9.03 1.34

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Whitefish Bay Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 26.9
    Whitefish Bay