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59%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
48%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
61%
Property 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 peopleHurley/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15n/a (estimate)9591,6822,324
Murder0n/a0.05.36.3
Rape1n/a63.938.640.0
Robbery0n/a0.039.466.1
Assault2n/a127.9213.7268.2
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)192297370
Burglary0n/a0.0153.7269.8
Theft11n/a703.3981.01,401.9
Vehicle theft1n/a63.9250.3282.7
Property crime12n/a (estimate)7671,3851,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Hurley, WI

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Hurley is 58.7% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Hurley, there were 3 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 192 per 100,000 individuals, 48.1% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 12 property crimes, amounting to 767 per 100,000 residents, 60.7% lower than the U.S. average.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Hurley 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.

Is Hurley a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Hurley a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Hurley crime rate is 59% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.04 crimes per day - 0.01 violent crimes and 0.03 property crimes.

Has Crime in Hurley Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Hurley crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Hurley has increased by 7.1% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 25% and property crime has increased by 20%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Hurley

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Hurley, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 3.8%, which differs from the 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 Hurley, 84.9% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

In Hurley, the cost of living is 23.49% lower than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

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The Hurley crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Hurley 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 Hurley crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Hurley 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

  • Hurley crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hurley are 48% lower than the national average
  • In Hurley you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hurley is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hurley has decreased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Hurley (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hurley

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hurley is 1 in 522
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hurley is 1 in 131
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Hurley is 1 in 105

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

        Hurley police department

        Item Hurley Wisconsin National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)79,355558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.52.43.3
        There are a total of 7 Hurley police officers. This results in 4.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 89.6% greater than the Wisconsin average and 39.3% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Wisconsin

        State Total offenders Wisconsin /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Wakefield, MI1,669223743966
        Bessemer, MI1,659228760988
        Ironwood, MI4,9251001,3141,414
        Montreal, WI6974101,9132,324
        Pence, WI954342,0252,459
        Iron Belt, WI1514772,2242,701
        Hurley, WI1,395192767959

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Wyoming, IL1,395143838980
        Troy, PA1,395120636756
        Colmar Manor, MD1,395193794987
        Simmesport, LA1,3953481,5221,871
        Banner Hill, TN1,3962901,0731,362
        Hurley, WI1,395192767959
        Source: The Hurley, 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.