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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 78%
Property crime 58%
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 peopleDeForest/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime107n/a (estimate)1,0141,8552,580
Murder0n/a0.03.05.0
Rape3n/a28.438.742.6
Robbery0n/a0.060.086.2
Assault6n/a56.8193.7246.8
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)85295381
Burglary8n/a75.8242.5376.0
Theft85n/a805.21,168.91,594.6
Vehicle theft5n/a47.4148.5228.9
Property crime98n/a (estimate)9281,5602,200

Key findings

  • DeForest crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in DeForest are 78% lower than the national average
  • In DeForest you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • DeForest is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in DeForest has increased by 40%

DeForest crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In DeForest (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in DeForest, Wisconsin is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for DeForest are 1.83 times less than the Wisconsin average and 2.55 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in DeForest are 3.47 times less than than Wisconsin and 4.46 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in DeForest are 1.68 times less than than Wisconsin and 2.37 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is DeForest (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in DeForest, Wisconsin compared to other areas of Wisconsin, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is DeForest safe? In the graphs above, it shows that DeForest is safer than 62% of Wisconsin cities, and 78% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Wisconsin, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than DeForest. At this time, DeForest sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in DeForest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in DeForest is 1 in 1173
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in DeForest is 1 in 108
      The chance of being a victim of crime in DeForest is 1 in 99
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In DeForest, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1173. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 108 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 DeForest is 1 in 99.

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

      Determining whether DeForest is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. DeForest violent crime rates have decreased by 8%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 47% year over year. Total crimes for DeForest has increased by 40% in the same time frame.

      DeForest police department

      ItemDeForestWisconsinNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)199,355558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.43.3
      There are a total of 19 DeForest police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.7% less than the Wisconsin average and 35.8% 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
      Fall River, WI1,5841170117
      Rio, WI1,1900288288
      Lodi, WI3,04465229294
      Cottage Grove, WI6,72985299384
      Lake Wisconsin, WI4,38877405482
      Poynette, WI2,441161321482
      Dane, WI1,04388466555
      DeForest, WI9,468859281,014

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Blackhawk, CA9,468157835992
      Good Hope, CA9,4716243,3243,949
      New Port Richey East, FL9,4634802,8443,324
      Milton, FL9,4621771,9202,097
      Anthony, NM9,459440440880
      DeForest, WI9,468859281,014
      Source: The DeForest, 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.