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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 65%
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 peopleWest Salem/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime43n/a (estimate)8451,7652,489
Murder0n/a0.03.05.0
Rape0n/a0.038.842.6
Robbery0n/a0.051.481.6
Assault5n/a98.3200.0250.2
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)98293379
Burglary3n/a59.0217.6340.5
Theft31n/a609.41,127.01,549.5
Vehicle theft4n/a78.6126.8219.9
Property crime38n/a (estimate)7471,4712,110

Key findings

  • West Salem crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Salem are 74% lower than the national average
  • In West Salem you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Salem is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Salem has increased by 64%

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

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in West Salem, WI per 100,000 people. In West Salem, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.09 times less than the Wisconsin average and 2.94 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in West Salem is 2.98 times less than the Wisconsin average and 3.86 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, West Salem has a daily crime rate that is 1.97 times less than the Wisconsin average and 2.82 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is West Salem (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of West Salem to every other city in Wisconsin, as well as the entirety of the United States, is West Salem safe? The gauges above illustrate that West Salem is safer than 63% of every city located within Wisconsin along with 78% 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, West Salem, WI is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Salem

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Salem is 1 in 1018
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Salem is 1 in 134
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Salem is 1 in 119
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in West Salem? In West Salem, WI you have a 1 in 1018 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 134 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of crime in West Salem.

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

      Determining whether West Salem is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. West Salem violent crime rates have decreased by 1%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 80% year over year. Total crimes for West Salem has increased by 64% in the same time frame.

      West Salem police department

      ItemWest SalemWisconsinNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)89,355558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.43.3
      There are a total of 8 West Salem police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.9% less than the Wisconsin average and 49.3% 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
      Hokah, MN539000
      Bangor, WI1,3230136136
      Cashton, WI944180180360
      La Crescent, MN4,80840462502
      Galesville, WI1,5740573573
      Brice Prairie, WI2,068118592709
      Sparta, WI9,6591538861,038
      West Salem, WI4,94998747845

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Desloge, MO4,9493095,1435,452
      Whiteland, IN4,9492411,2801,521
      Jackson, GA4,9502952,0562,351
      Yarmouth Port, MA4,950194699893
      Tara Hills, CA4,9503521,8592,211
      West Salem, WI4,94998747845
      Source: The West Salem, 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.