Whitewater, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

Whitewater has an overall crime rate of 15 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 Whitewater is 1 in 67. How does Whitewater fare compared to other communities in Wisconsin of all population sizes? Whitewater's crime rate is lower than approximately 24% of Wisconsin communities.

How does the crime rate in Whitewater compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Whitewater with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Whitewater's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Whitewater 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 Whitewater; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 480. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Whitewater; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Whitewater Crime Data

 

Crime Index

42

(100 is safest)


Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Whitewater Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

31

190

221

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.08

12.76

14.84

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.08
2.93
National Median: 4
    Whitewater
    Wisconsin

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 480

in Whitewater

1 in 341

in Wisconsin

Whitewater VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 14,895
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 0 18
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.87 0.00 1.21

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
12.76
14.71
National Median: 21
    Whitewater
    Wisconsin

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 78

in Whitewater

1 in 68

in Wisconsin

Whitewater Property CRIMES

Population: 14,895
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 11 170 9
Rate per 1,000 0.74 11.41 0.60

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Whitewater Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
24
16
National Median: 28.3
    Whitewater
    Wisconsin