Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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Wisconsin Rapids, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 41 per one thousand residents, Wisconsin Rapids 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 24. Within Wisconsin, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Wisconsin Rapids.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Wisconsin Rapids'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 Wisconsin Rapids is one in 594.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Wisconsin Rapids is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Wisconsin Rapids, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Wisconsin Rapids Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Wisconsin Rapids Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Wisconsin Rapids 1.68
Wisconsin 3.20

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 594

in Wisconsin Rapids

1 in 313

in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Rapids VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 17,806
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 18 4 7
Rate per 1,000 0.06 1.01 0.22 0.39


Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Wisconsin Rapids 39.76
Wisconsin 18.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Wisconsin Rapids

1 in 55

in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Rapids Property CRIMES

Population: 17,806
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 83 595 30
Rate per 1,000 4.66 33.42 1.68

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Wisconsin Rapids Crimes Per Square Mile

Wisconsin Rapids 50
Wisconsin 20

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