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Total crime 353%
Violent crime 223%
Property crime 375%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Milwaukee/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime485n/a (estimate)11,6811,8552,580
Murder0n/a0.03.05.0
Rape2n/a48.238.742.6
Robbery25n/a602.160.086.2
Assault24n/a578.0193.7246.8
Violent crime51n/a (estimate)1,228295381
Burglary22n/a529.9242.5376.0
Theft376n/a9,055.91,168.91,594.6
Vehicle theft36n/a867.1148.5228.9
Property crime434n/a (estimate)10,4531,5602,200

Key findings

  • West Milwaukee crime rates are 353% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Milwaukee are 223% higher than the national average
  • In West Milwaukee you have a 1 in 9 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Milwaukee is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Milwaukee has decreased by 5%

West Milwaukee crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In West Milwaukee (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in West Milwaukee, WI per 100,000 people. In West Milwaukee, the total number of daily crimes is 6.30 times more than the Wisconsin average and 4.53 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in West Milwaukee is 4.16 times more than the Wisconsin average and 3.23 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, West Milwaukee has a daily crime rate that is 6.70 times more than the Wisconsin average and 4.75 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is West Milwaukee (higher is better)

      Is West Milwaukee safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Wisconsin as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in West Milwaukee to other cities in the state and across the country, West Milwaukee is 0% safer than other cities of Wisconsin and 0% safer than other cities in the nation. West Milwaukee has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Milwaukee

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Milwaukee is 1 in 82
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Milwaukee is 1 in 10
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Milwaukee is 1 in 9
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin? If you reside in West Milwaukee, then there is a 1 in 82 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 10. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 9 risk that you will become a victim of crime in West Milwaukee.

      Year Over Year Crime In West Milwaukee (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in West Milwaukee, WI is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in West Milwaukee has decreased by 5%, while the property crime rate in West Milwaukee has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, West Milwaukee has decreased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      West Milwaukee police department

      ItemWest MilwaukeeWisconsinNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)249,355558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.72.43.3
      There are a total of 24 West Milwaukee police officers. This results in 5.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 137% greater than the Wisconsin average and 74.1% greater 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
      Bayside, WI4,4280434434
      Muskego, WI24,65036569605
      Lannon, WI1,053101536638
      Caledonia, WI24,76784603687
      Wind Lake, WI5,383117618735
      Pewaukee, WI13,979121640761
      Tichigan, WI5,459136721858
      West Milwaukee, WI4,2141,22810,45311,681

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dillon, MT4,214374607981
      Stock Island, FL4,2142221,3161,538
      Euharlee, GA4,2142431,9122,155
      Ipswich, MA4,21599525624
      Fortville, IN4,2132531,4441,697
      West Milwaukee, WI4,2141,22810,45311,681
      Source: The West Milwaukee, 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.