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Total crime 32%
Violent crime 42%
Property crime 30%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAppleton/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,316n/a (estimate)1,7561,8552,580
Murder0n/a0.03.05.0
Rape26n/a34.738.742.6
Robbery23n/a30.760.086.2
Assault116n/a154.8193.7246.8
Violent crime165n/a (estimate)220295381
Burglary131n/a174.8242.5376.0
Theft973n/a1,298.51,168.91,594.6
Vehicle theft47n/a62.7148.5228.9
Property crime1,151n/a (estimate)1,5361,5602,200

Key findings

  • Appleton crime rates are 32% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Appleton are 42% lower than the national average
  • In Appleton you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Appleton is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Appleton has decreased by 3%

Appleton crime map

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The Appleton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Appleton as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Appleton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Appleton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Appleton on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Wisconsin and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Appleton (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Wisconsin, are 1.06 times less than the state average and 1.47 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Appleton on a daily basis are 1.34 times less than than Wisconsin average and 1.73 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Appleton are 1.02 times less than the daily state average and 1.43 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Appleton (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Wisconsin and all other cities across the US, is Appleton safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Appleton is safer than 25% of other cities in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, Appleton is safer than 52% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Appleton is above 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 455
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Appleton is 1 in 66
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Appleton is 1 in 57
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Appleton, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 455. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 66 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 is 1 in 57.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Appleton, WI is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Appleton has decreased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Appleton has decreased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Appleton has decreased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Appleton police department

      ItemAppletonWisconsinNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1339,355558,732
      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 44.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Wisconsin

      StateTotal offendersWisconsin /100KNational /100K
      Wisconsin24,983456266
      There are a total of 24,983 sex offenders in Wisconsin. This yields a total of 456 sex offenders in Wisconsin per 100,000 residents which is 71% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sherwood, WI2,82980424504
      Hobart, WI7,77948470518
      Hilbert, WI1,107129680809
      Black Creek, WI1,404130689820
      Hortonville, WI2,70236793829
      Wrightstown, WI3,265142749891
      Combined Locks, WI3,486143757900
      Appleton, WI73,4462201,5361,756

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      Milpitas, CA73,4471092,4212,530
      Union City, CA73,5003432,1692,512
      Dale City, VA73,3842351,9582,194
      Loveland, CO73,3602572,2372,494
      Manteca, CA73,5703162,8223,138
      Appleton, WI73,4462201,5361,756
      Source: The Appleton, WI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.