Reported Annual Crime In Milwaukee

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMilwaukee/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime33,593n/a (estimate)5,5972,2392,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMilwaukee/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder141n/a23.54.05.3
Rape477n/a79.534.240.4
Robbery3,283n/a547.081.4102.8
Assault5,300n/a883.0186.3248.5
Violent crime9,201n/a (estimate)1,533306386
Burglary5,862n/a976.7336.1468.9
Theft12,356n/a2,058.71,424.81,745.0
Vehicle theft6,174n/a1,028.7172.3236.9
Property crime24,392n/a (estimate)4,0641,9332,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Milwaukee, WI. All reported Milwaukee, 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 Milwaukee, WI overall crime rate is 150% higher than in comparison to the Wisconsin average; and is also 97% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Milwaukee, WI, the rate is 401% higher than compared to the Wisconsin average, and 297% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Milwaukee, WI comes in at 110% higher than to the average seen in Wisconsin, and 66% higher than the overall national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bayside, WI4,4790498498
Lannon, WI1,139103653757
Muskego, WI24,38720748768
Fox Point, WI6,6950785785
River Hills, WI1,50162747809
Mequon, WI23,30025817842
Richfield, WI11,365117736853
Milwaukee, WI598,0781,5334,0645,597

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Milwaukee is 97% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.33 daily crimes that occur in Milwaukee.
  • Milwaukee is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Milwaukee you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Milwaukee has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Milwaukee (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Milwaukee, WI per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Wisconsin and on a national level. In Milwaukee, WI the total number of daily crimes is 2.50 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.97 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Milwaukee, WI is 5.01 times more than the Wisconsin average and 3.97 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Milwaukee, WI has a daily crime rate that is 2.10 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.66 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Milwaukee (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Milwaukee, WI in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Wisconsin as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Milwaukee, WI to other cities in the state and across the country, Milwaukee, WI is 1% safer than other cities of Wisconsin and 3% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Wisconsin cities and all around the United States, Milwaukee, WI has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Milwaukee, WI crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Milwaukee

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Milwaukee is 1 in 66
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Milwaukee is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Milwaukee is 1 in 18
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Milwaukee, WI? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Milwaukee, WI you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Milwaukee, WI.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Milwaukee, WI is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Milwaukee, WI has decreased by 4% and the rate of property crime in Milwaukee, WI has decreased by 5%. The total crime rate in Milwaukee, WI has decreased by 4% year to year.

Milwaukee police department

ItemMilwaukeeWisconsinNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,5779,355556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.32.43.3
There are a total of 2,577 Milwaukee police officers. This results in 4.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 80% greater than the Wisconsin average and 31.6% greater 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Las Vegas, NV597,3538492,8893,738
Oklahoma City, OK600,7297833,9014,684
Portland, OR602,5684935,1535,645
Louisville, KY605,7626764,4245,100
Baltimore, MD622,2711,7804,7786,559
Milwaukee, WI598,0781,5334,0645,597
Source: The Milwaukee, WI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.