Reported Annual Crime In Wausau

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 peopleWausau/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime745n/a (estimate)1,9261,8552,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWausau/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.63.05.0
Rape21n/a54.338.742.6
Robbery11n/a28.460.086.2
Assault86n/a222.3193.7246.8
Violent crime119n/a (estimate)308295381
Burglary94n/a243.0242.5376.0
Theft491n/a1,269.31,168.91,594.6
Vehicle theft41n/a106.0148.5228.9
Property crime626n/a (estimate)1,6181,5602,200
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Wausau, 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 4% higher than the average of crimes committed in Wisconsin. It is also 25% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Wausau, WI shows a crime rate that is 4% higher than the Wisconsin average. The crime rate is also 19% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Wausau, WI is shown to be 4% higher than the Wisconsin average and 26% lower than the national average.

Wausau crime map

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wausau is 25% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.28 daily crimes that occur in Wausau.
  • Wausau is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wausau you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wausau has decreased by 30%.

Compare Wausau, WI Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Wausau (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Wausau, WI per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Wisconsin as well as national figures. In Wausau, WI the total number of daily crimes is 1.04 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.34 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Wausau, WI are 1.04 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.24 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Wausau, WI has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the Wisconsin average and 1.36 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Wausau (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Wausau, WI compared to every other city in Wisconsin as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Wausau, WI ranks safer than 17% of every city located within Wisconsin along with 40% 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 Wausau, WI. As a result, Wausau, WI is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wausau

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wausau is 1 in 326
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wausau is 1 in 62
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wausau is 1 in 52
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Wausau, WI? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Wausau, WI your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 326. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 62 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Wausau, WI is 1 in 52.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Wausau, WI is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Wausau, WI has increased by 5% and the rate of property crime in Wausau, WI has decreased by 34%. The total crime rate in Wausau, WI has decreased by 30% year to year.

Wausau police department

ItemWausauWisconsinNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)779,355558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.43.3
There are a total of 77 Wausau police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18% less than the Wisconsin average and 39.8% 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
Kronenwetter, WI7,463128461589
Maine, WI2,328104548652
Schofield, WI2,092139734873
Rothschild, WI5,307169825994
Marathon City, WI1,32266930996
Rib Mountain, WI5,8021991,0511,250
Mosinee, WI4,0231251,1491,274
Wausau, WI39,1383081,6181,926

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Greenacres, FL39,1903862,0302,417
Cape Girardeau, MO39,2004893,9114,399
Germantown, TN39,213771,5441,621
Winter Garden, FL39,2193452,2662,611
Kendall West, FL39,2194472,6523,099
Wausau, WI39,1383081,6181,926
Source: The Wausau, 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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