Milwaukee, WI Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
22,971
Total Crimes
3,887.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
56.96%
Above National Average
322 out of 336
In Wisconsin
8,665 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Milwaukee, WI?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Milwaukee is 3,887.3 per 100,000 people. That's 56.96% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 120.30% higher than the Wisconsin total crime rate of 1,764.6 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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Milwaukee SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
8

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Milwaukee
/ 100k People
Wisconsin
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 22,971 3,887.3 1,764.6 2,476.7
Murder 97 16.4 3.0 5.0
Robbery 1,911 323.4 51.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 5,439 920.4 200.0 250.2
Violent Crime 7,874 1,332.5 293.2 366.7
Burglary 3,594 608.2 217.6 340.5
Larceny 8,053 1,362.8 1,127.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 3,450 583.8 126.8 219.9
Property Crime 15,097 2,554.8 1,471.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Milwaukee

7,874.0
Violent Crimes
1,332.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
263.37%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 75.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Milwaukee each year. That compares to a 1 in 341.1 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Milwaukee is 1,332.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 263.37% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 354.50% higher than the Wisconsin violent crime rate of 293.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Milwaukee

15,097.0
Property Crimes
2,554.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
21.09%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 39.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Milwaukee each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Milwaukee is 2,554.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 21.09% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 73.63% higher than the Wisconsin property crime rate of 1,471.4 per 100,000 people.

Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
West Allis, WI 59,302 1,897 3,198.9 2,843.1 355.8
Wauwatosa, WI 48,562 1,388 2,858.2 2,740.8 117.4
Brookfield, WI 38,879 722 1,857.0 1,777.3 79.7
Menomonee Falls, WI 37,936 359 946.3 872.5 73.8
Greenfield, WI 37,387 1,010 2,701.5 2,530.3 171.2
Mequon, WI 24,548 190 774.0 717.0 57.0
Whitefish Bay, WI 13,816 148 1,071.2 1,049.5 21.7
Shorewood, WI 13,217 230 1,740.2 1,588.9 151.3
Glendale, WI 12,792 694 5,425.3 5,167.3 258.0
Cedarburg, WI 11,548 91 788.0 770.7 17.3
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