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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 86%
Property crime 63%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurlington/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime93n/a (estimate)8411,7652,489
Murder0n/a0.03.05.0
Rape0n/a0.038.842.6
Robbery0n/a0.051.481.6
Assault6n/a54.3200.0250.2
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)54293379
Burglary5n/a45.2217.6340.5
Theft78n/a705.41,127.01,549.5
Vehicle theft4n/a36.2126.8219.9
Property crime87n/a (estimate)7871,4712,110

Key findings

  • Burlington crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Burlington are 86% lower than the national average
  • In Burlington you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Burlington is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Burlington has decreased by 25%

Burlington crime map

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The Burlington crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Burlington 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 Burlington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Burlington (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Burlington 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 Burlington (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Wisconsin, are 2.10 times less than the state average and 2.96 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Burlington on a daily basis are 5.40 times less than than Wisconsin average and 6.99 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Burlington are 1.87 times less than the daily state average and 2.68 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Burlington (higher is better)

      How safe is Burlington, Wisconsin compared to other cities in Wisconsin and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Burlington is safer than 50% of the cities in Wisconsin and 71% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Wisconsin and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Burlington. Overall, Burlington is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Burlington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Burlington is 1 in 1843
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Burlington is 1 in 128
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Burlington is 1 in 119
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Burlington, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1843. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 128 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 Burlington is 1 in 119.

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

      A good indicator of whether Burlington is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Burlington has decreased by 60%, while the property crime rate in Burlington has decreased by 20% year over year. The number of total crimes in Burlington has decreased by 25% year over year.

      Burlington police department

      ItemBurlingtonWisconsinNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)279,355558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.43.3
      There are a total of 27 Burlington police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.7% greater than the Wisconsin average and 20.8% 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
      Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, WI1,63641206248
      Genoa City, WI3,0230334334
      Williams Bay, WI2,60538379417
      Potter Lake, WI1,16976381457
      Eagle Lake, WI1,16689448537
      Eagle, WI1,76091459550
      Browns Lake, WI1,89797487584
      Burlington, WI10,57154787841

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Forest Acres, SC10,5716206,1726,793
      Lyons, IL10,5711539491,102
      Lawrenceburg, TN10,5734603,9264,385
      Vienna, WV10,5662271,1351,362
      Batesville, AR10,5792662,4062,672
      Burlington, WI10,57154787841
      Source: The Burlington, 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.