Columbus, WI Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
114
Total Crimes
2,220.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-5.35%
Below National Average
281 out of 330
In Wisconsin
6,156 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Columbus, WI?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Columbus is 2,220.5 per 100,000 people. That's -5.35% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 22.74% higher than the Wisconsin total crime rate of 1,809.0 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Columbus SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
4
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
6

How Does Columbus Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Columbus
/ 100k People
Wisconsin
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 114 2,220.5 1,809.0 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 5.3 6.5
Robbery 2 39.0 52.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 2 39.0 230.6 279.7
Violent Crime 4 77.9 323.4 387.8
Burglary 3 58.4 218.5 314.2
Larceny 102 1,986.8 1,106.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 5 97.4 161.0 246.0
Property Crime 110 2,142.6 1,485.7 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Columbus

4
Violent Crimes
77.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-79.91%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,283.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Columbus each year. That compares to a 1 in 309.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Columbus is 77.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -79.91% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -75.91% lower than the Wisconsin violent crime rate of 323.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Columbus

110
Property Crimes
2,142.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
9.42%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 46.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Columbus each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Columbus is 2,142.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 9.42% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 44.22% higher than the Wisconsin property crime rate of 1,485.7 per 100,000 people.

Columbus Crime Compared To Wisconsin Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Wisconsin.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Columbus

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Sun Prairie, WI 35,272 564 1,599.0 1,528.1 70.9
Watertown, WI 23,437 233 994.2 772.3 221.9
Beaver Dam, WI 16,426 225 1,369.8 1,254.1 115.7
Deforest, WI 10,901 159 1,458.6 1,357.7 100.9
Cottage Grove, WI 7,233 28 387.1 373.3 13.8
Lake Mills, WI 6,013 27 449.0 182.9 266.1
Waterloo, WI 3,332 44 1,320.5 960.4 360.1
Fall River, WI 1,744 2 114.7 0.0 114.7
Rio, WI 1,038 6 578.0 578.0 0.0
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