Reported Annual Crime In Portage

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortage/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime227n/a (estimate)2,1892,1282,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortage/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.25.3
Rape9n/a86.836.941.7
Robbery2n/a19.375.098.0
Assault23n/a221.8204.8248.9
Violent crime34n/a (estimate)328320383
Burglary27n/a260.3303.7430.4
Theft162n/a1,561.91,341.31,694.4
Vehicle theft4n/a38.6163.4237.4
Property crime193n/a (estimate)1,8611,8082,362
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Portage, WI. All reported Portage, WI crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Portage, WI overall crime rate is 3% higher than in comparison to the Wisconsin average; and is also 20% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Portage, WI, the rate is 2% higher than compared to the Wisconsin average, and 14% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Portage, WI comes in at 3% higher than to the average seen in Wisconsin, and 21% lower than the overall national average.
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The Portage crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Portage 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 Portage crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Portage is 20% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6 daily crimes that occur in Portage.
  • Portage is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Portage you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Portage has decreased by 23%.

Compare Portage, WI Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Portage (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Portage, WI per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Wisconsin and on a national level. In Portage, WI the total number of daily crimes is 1.03 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.25 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Portage, WI is 1.02 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.17 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Portage, WI has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.27 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Portage (higher is better)

How safe is Portage, WI compared to other cities in Wisconsin and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Portage, WI is safer than 17% of the cities in Wisconsin and 39% 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 Portage, WI. Overall, Portage, WI is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Portage

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Portage is 1 in 306
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portage is 1 in 54
The chance of being a victim of crime in Portage is 1 in 46
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Portage, WI? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Portage, WI you have a 1 in 306 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 54 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Portage, WI.

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

The year over year crime rate for Portage, WI is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Portage, WI has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 28% in Portage, WI, while property crimes in Portage, WI have decreased by 28%. Crimes in total for Portage, WI have decreased by 23% year over year.

Portage police department

ItemPortageWisconsinNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)269,355558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.43.3
There are a total of 26 Portage police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5% greater than the Wisconsin average and 22.8% 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
Poynette, WI2,441201321522
Lake Wisconsin, WI4,38883470553
Endeavor, WI4730652652
Rio, WI1,1900863863
Pardeeville, WI2,096137772909
Merrimac, WI5523031,7132,016
Arlington, WI8323151,7812,097
Portage, WI10,2553281,8612,189

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Weddington, NC10,2541399701,108
Cedar Hills, UT10,2481701,9782,148
River Grove, IL10,248691,3551,424
Galion, OH10,2451192,8292,948
Kinnelon, NJ10,23949341389
Portage, WI10,2553281,8612,189
Source: The Portage, 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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