Reported Annual Crime In Madison

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMadison/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,769n/a (estimate)3,0372,1282,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMadison/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder11n/a4.33.25.3
Rape95n/a37.136.941.7
Robbery212n/a82.975.098.0
Assault640n/a250.1204.8248.9
Violent crime958n/a (estimate)374320383
Burglary927n/a362.3303.7430.4
Theft5,452n/a2,130.91,341.31,694.4
Vehicle theft432n/a168.8163.4237.4
Property crime6,811n/a (estimate)2,6621,8082,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Madison, WI is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 43% higher than the average of crimes committed in Wisconsin. It is also 11% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Madison, WI shows a crime rate that is 17% higher than the Wisconsin average. The crime rate is also 2% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Madison, WI is shown to be 47% higher than the Wisconsin average and 13% higher than the national average.
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The Madison crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Madison as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Madison crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Madison is 11% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.32 daily crimes that occur in Madison.
  • Madison is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Madison you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Madison has decreased by 3%.

Compare Madison, WI Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Madison (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Madison, WI per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Wisconsin and on a national level. In Madison, WI the total number of daily crimes is 1.43 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.11 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Madison, WI is 1.17 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.02 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Madison, WI has a daily crime rate that is 1.47 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.13 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Madison (higher is better)

How safe is Madison, WI compared to other cities in Wisconsin and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Madison, WI is safer than 9% of the cities in Wisconsin and 28% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Wisconsin and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Madison, WI. Overall, Madison, WI is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Madison

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Madison is 1 in 268
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Madison is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Madison is 1 in 33
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Madison, WI? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Madison, WI you have a 1 in 268 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Madison, WI.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Madison, WI is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Madison, WI has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Madison, WI has decreased by 4% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Madison, WI has decreased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Madison police department

ItemMadisonWisconsinNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5559,355558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.43.3
There are a total of 555 Madison police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.2% less than the Wisconsin average and 28.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Wisconsin

StateTotal offendersWisconsin /100KNational /100K
Wisconsin21,768397222
There are a total of 21,768 sex offenders in Wisconsin. This yields a total of 397 sex offenders in Wisconsin per 100,000 residents which is 79% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Oregon, WI9,912134403537
Cottage Grove, WI6,72999521619
Dane, WI1,04396541636
Waunakee, WI13,092101570671
DeForest, WI9,46892631723
Windsor, WI6,658133749882
McFarland, WI8,1681191,0941,213
Madison, WI246,0343742,6623,037

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Norfolk, VA245,7245563,7494,305
Irvine, CA246,992611,3161,378
Lubbock, TX244,5076783,9614,639
Chandler, AZ242,1312592,3302,589
Laredo, TX251,6713222,4842,805
Madison, WI246,0343742,6623,037
Source: The Madison, WI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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