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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBangor/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8n/a (estimate)5631,6822,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)141297370
Vehicle theft1n/a70.4250.3282.7
Property crime6n/a (estimate)4231,3851,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Bangor, WI

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Bangor is 75.8% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 2 violent crimes reported in Bangor, equivalent to 141 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 61.9%. Additionally, Bangor recorded 6 property crimes, amounting to 423 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 78.4%.

Bangor has a crime rate of 563, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in Bangor being one of the safest places to live across the United States. The crime rate is based on the total number of violent and property crimes per 100,000 people.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Bangor reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Bangor, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 423, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

Is Bangor a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Bangor, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Bangor presents a total crime rate that is 76% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Bangor experiences an average of 0.02 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.02 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Potential Causes for Crime in Bangor

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Bangor crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Bangor has an unemployment rate of 1.6%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Bangor, 89.4% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Bangor, there are 1.35 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Bangor crime map

The Bangor crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bangor as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Bangor crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Bangor crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Bangor crime rates are 76% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Bangor are 62% lower than the national average
      • In Bangor you have a 1 in 178 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Bangor is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Bangor has increased by 314%

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        Daily Crime In Bangor (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bangor

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bangor is 1 in 711
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bangor is 1 in 237
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Bangor is 1 in 178

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

        Bangor police department

        Item Bangor Wisconsin National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29,355558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.42.43.3
        There are a total of 2 Bangor police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.3% less than the Wisconsin average and 58.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Wisconsin

        State Total offenders Wisconsin /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Source: The Bangor, WI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.