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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 76%
Property crime 55%
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 peopleWaukesha/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime757n/a (estimate)1,0411,7652,489
Murder1n/a1.43.05.0
Rape25n/a34.438.842.6
Robbery8n/a11.051.481.6
Assault33n/a45.4200.0250.2
Violent crime67n/a (estimate)92293379
Burglary77n/a105.9217.6340.5
Theft575n/a790.71,127.01,549.5
Vehicle theft38n/a52.3126.8219.9
Property crime690n/a (estimate)9491,4712,110

Key findings

  • Waukesha crime rates are 58% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waukesha are 76% lower than the national average
  • In Waukesha you have a 1 in 97 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waukesha is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waukesha has decreased by 10%

Waukesha crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Waukesha (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Waukesha, Wisconsin is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Waukesha are 1.70 times less than the Wisconsin average and 2.39 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Waukesha are 3.18 times less than than Wisconsin and 4.12 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Waukesha are 1.55 times less than than Wisconsin and 2.22 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Waukesha (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Waukesha to every other city in Wisconsin, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Waukesha safe? The gauges above illustrate that Waukesha is safer than 59% of every city located within Wisconsin along with 75% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Wisconsin and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Waukesha, WI is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waukesha

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waukesha is 1 in 1086
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waukesha is 1 in 106
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waukesha is 1 in 97
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Waukesha, Wisconsin? If you reside in Waukesha, then there is a 1 in 1086 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 106. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 97 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Waukesha.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Waukesha is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Waukesha has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 28% in Waukesha, while property crimes in Waukesha have decreased by 8%. Total crime has decreased by 10% year over year.

      Waukesha police department

      ItemWaukeshaWisconsinNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1489,355558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.43.3
      There are a total of 148 Waukesha police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.8% less than the Wisconsin average and 35.9% 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
      Chenequa, WI4800166166
      Oconomowoc, WI16,28934194229
      Nashotah, WI1,42841206248
      Wales, WI2,56246231277
      Merton, WI3,53556280336
      Muskego, WI24,65020337357
      North Prairie, WI2,39189311400
      Waukesha, WI72,016929491,041

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Canton, OH72,1631,3995,2926,691
      Missouri City, TX71,7321411,0711,212
      Iowa City, IA72,3852161,6181,834
      Layton, UT72,4131641,9832,147
      Waldorf, MD72,4135652,4252,989
      Waukesha, WI72,016929491,041
      Source: The Waukesha, WI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.