Reported Annual Crime In Appleton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAppleton/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,443n/a (estimate)1,9422,2802,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAppleton/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.24.9
Rape43n/a57.930.838.6
Robbery13n/a17.590.7101.9
Assault145n/a195.1180.1237.8
Violent crime201n/a (estimate)270306373
Burglary172n/a231.5338.8491.4
Theft1,031n/a1,387.41,444.81,775.4
Vehicle theft39n/a52.5190.3220.2
Property crime1,242n/a (estimate)1,6711,9742,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Appleton, WI is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Appleton, WI. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Appleton, WI averages 15% lower than the rest of Wisconsin while the rate of crime on a national scale is 32% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Appleton, WI is 12% lower than the average rate of crime in Wisconsin and 27% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 15% lower than the remainder of the state of Wisconsin and 33% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Appleton, WI area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Appleton is 32% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.32 daily crimes that occur in Appleton.
  • Appleton is safer than 46% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Appleton you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Appleton has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Appleton (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Appleton, WI on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Wisconsin. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Appleton, WI (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Wisconsin state wide, are 1.17 times less than the state average and 1.47 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Appleton, WI on a daily bases are 1.13 times less than than Wisconsin average and 1.38 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Appleton, WI are 1.18 times less than the daily state average and 1.49 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Appleton (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Wisconsin and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Appleton, WI? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Appleton, WI has been ranked safer than 21% of other cities in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, Appleton, WI is safer than 46% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Wisconsin and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Appleton, WI. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Appleton, WI is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Appleton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Appleton is 1 in 370
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Appleton is 1 in 60
The chance of being a victim of crime in Appleton is 1 in 52
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Appleton, WI? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Appleton, WI your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 370. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 60 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Appleton, WI is 1 in 52.

Year Over Year Crime In Appleton (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Appleton, WI is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Appleton, WI has increased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Appleton, WI has decreased by 11% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Appleton, WI has decreased by 9% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Appleton police department

ItemAppletonWisconsinNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1339,355556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.43.3
There are a total of 133 Appleton police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.2% less than the Wisconsin average and 44.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Wisconsin

StateTotal offendersWisconsin /100KNational /100K
Wisconsin21,768397222
There are a total of 21,768 sex offenders in Wisconsin. This yields a total of 397 sex offenders in Wisconsin per 100,000 residents which is 79% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sherwood, WI2,77071457528
Hobart, WI6,95115514529
Black Creek, WI1,305134864998
Hilbert, WI1,0481358691,004
Hortonville, WI2,701749571,031
Appleton, WI72,8612701,6711,942

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Plymouth, MN72,868791,3511,429
Canton, OH72,6681,1295,3366,465
Gastonia, NC72,6647165,1615,876
New Britain, CT73,0953782,8733,251
Pharr, TX73,1432272,3602,587
Appleton, WI72,8612701,6711,942
Source: The Appleton, WI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.