Reported Annual Crime In Waukesha

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaukesha/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime842n/a (estimate)1,1591,8552,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaukesha/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a2.83.05.0
Rape37n/a50.938.742.6
Robbery13n/a17.960.086.2
Assault40n/a55.0193.7246.8
Violent crime92n/a (estimate)127295381
Burglary83n/a114.2242.5376.0
Theft618n/a850.41,168.91,594.6
Vehicle theft49n/a67.4148.5228.9
Property crime750n/a (estimate)1,0321,5602,200

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Waukesha, WI. All reported Waukesha, 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 Waukesha, WI overall crime rate is 38% lower than in comparison to the Wisconsin average; and is also 55% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Waukesha, WI, the rate is 57% lower than compared to the Wisconsin average, and 67% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Waukesha, WI comes in at 34% lower than to the average seen in Wisconsin, and 53% lower than the overall national average.
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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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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waukesha is 55% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.17 daily crimes that occur in Waukesha.
  • Waukesha is safer than 65% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waukesha you have a 1 in 87 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waukesha has decreased by 31%.

Compare Waukesha, WI Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Waukesha (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Waukesha, WI is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Wisconsin and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Waukesha, WI are 1.60 times less than the Wisconsin average and 2.23 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Waukesha, WI are 2.33 times less than than Wisconsin and 3.01 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Waukesha, WI are 1.51 times less than than Wisconsin and 2.13 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Waukesha (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Waukesha, WI compared to every other city in Wisconsin as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Waukesha, WI ranks safer than 42% of every city located within Wisconsin along with 65% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Waukesha, WI. As a result, Waukesha, WI is ranked above average when compared to the majority of 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 790
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waukesha is 1 in 97
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waukesha is 1 in 87
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Waukesha, WI? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Waukesha, WI, then there is a 1 in 790 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 97. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 87 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Waukesha, WI.

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

The year over year crime rate for Waukesha, WI is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Waukesha, 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 not changed in Waukesha, WI, while property crimes in Waukesha, WI have decreased by 33%. Crimes in total for Waukesha, WI have decreased by 31% year over year.

Waukesha police department

ItemWaukeshaWisconsinNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a00
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a0.00.0

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
Oconomowoc, WI16,28912115127
North Prairie, WI2,3910179179
Nashotah, WI1,42841219260
Wales, WI2,56246245291
Merton, WI3,53556297353
Potter Lake, WI1,16976404481
Okauchee Lake, WI4,30077405482
Waukesha, WI72,0161271,0321,159

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Canton, OH72,1631,1975,3686,565
Missouri City, TX71,7321351,0781,213
Iowa City, IA72,3852072,3402,546
Waldorf, MD72,4135832,5283,111
Layton, UT72,4131722,0002,172
Waukesha, WI72,0161271,0321,159
Source: The Waukesha, 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.
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