Reported Annual Crime In La Crosse

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLa Crosse/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,216n/a (estimate)4,2042,2802,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLa Crosse/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.94.24.9
Rape20n/a37.930.838.6
Robbery15n/a28.590.7101.9
Assault65n/a123.3180.1237.8
Violent crime101n/a (estimate)192306373
Burglary327n/a620.3338.8491.4
Theft1,734n/a3,289.31,444.81,775.4
Vehicle theft54n/a102.4190.3220.2
Property crime2,115n/a (estimate)4,0121,9742,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in La Crosse, WI. All reported La Crosse, WI crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the La Crosse, WI overall crime rate is 84% higher than in comparison to the Wisconsin average; and is also 47% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in La Crosse, WI, the rate is 37% lower than compared to the Wisconsin average, and 49% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, La Crosse, WI comes in at 103% higher than to the average seen in Wisconsin, and 61% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in La Crosse is 47% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.52 daily crimes that occur in La Crosse.
  • La Crosse is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States.
  • In La Crosse you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in La Crosse has increased by 33%.

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Daily Crime In La Crosse (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in La Crosse, WI per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Wisconsin as well as national figures. In La Crosse, WI the total number of daily crimes is 1.84 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.47 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in La Crosse, WI are 1.60 times less than the Wisconsin average and 1.94 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, La Crosse, WI has a daily crime rate that is 2.03 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.61 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is La Crosse (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of La Crosse, WI compared to every other city in Wisconsin as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that La Crosse, WI ranks safer than 11% of every city located within Wisconsin along with 32% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Wisconsin and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than La Crosse, WI. As a result, La Crosse, WI is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in La Crosse

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in La Crosse is 1 in 522
The chance of being a victim of property crime in La Crosse is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in La Crosse is 1 in 24
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in La Crosse, WI? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in La Crosse, WI, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 522. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 25 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in La Crosse, WI is 1 in 24.

Year Over Year Crime In La Crosse (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in La Crosse, 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 La Crosse, WI has decreased by 3%, while the property crime rate in La Crosse, WI has increased by 36% year over year. Summing up the numbers, La Crosse, WI has increased by 34% with regards to total crimes year over year.

La Crosse police department

ItemLa CrosseWisconsinNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1079,355556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.43.3
There are a total of 107 La Crosse police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.6% less than the Wisconsin average and 36.8% 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
La Crescent, MN4,871212142
Trempealeau, WI1,6980367367
Bangor, WI1,5230400400
Caledonia, MN2,824144432576
Brice Prairie, WI1,762104670774
La Crosse, WI51,8641924,0124,204

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Placentia, CA51,8601441,4141,558
Peabody, MA51,8682968071,104
Castle Rock, CO51,802801,4801,560
Lakewood, NJ51,9443582,2802,637
Battle Creek, MI51,9637543,6504,404
La Crosse, WI51,8641924,0124,204
Source: The La Crosse, 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.