Milwaukee, WI Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
26,115
Total Crimes
4,384.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
70.71%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Milwaukee, WI?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Milwaukee is 4,384.5 per 100,000 people. That's 70.71% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 136.32% higher than the Wisconsin total crime rate of 1,855.3 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.

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 26,115 4,384.5 1,855.3 2,568.4
Murder 99 16.6 3.0 5.0
Robbery 2,279 382.6 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 5,549 931.6 193.7 246.8
Violent Crime 8,416 1,413.0 295.4 368.9
Burglary 4,259 715.1 242.5 376.0
Larceny 8,851 1,486.0 1,168.9 1,594.6
Car Theft 4,589 770.5 148.5 228.9
Property Crime 17,699 2,971.5 1,559.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Milwaukee

8,416
Violent Crimes
1,413.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
283.03%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 70.8 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Milwaukee each year. That compares to a 1 in 338.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Milwaukee is 1,413.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 283.03% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 378.25% higher than the Wisconsin violent crime rate of 295.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Milwaukee

17,699
Property Crimes
2,971.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
35.10%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 33.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Milwaukee each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Milwaukee is 2,971.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 35.10% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 90.49% higher than the Wisconsin property crime rate of 1,559.9 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 59,887 1,868 3,119.2 2,793.6 325.6
Wauwatosa, WI 48,562 1,304 2,685.2 2,572.0 113.3
Brookfield, WI 38,065 843 2,214.6 2,141.1 73.6
Menomonee Falls, WI 37,712 429 1,137.6 1,081.9 55.7
Greenfield, WI 36,850 962 2,610.6 2,436.9 173.7
Mequon, WI 24,311 246 1,011.9 991.3 20.6
Whitefish Bay, WI 13,933 201 1,442.6 1,370.8 71.8
Shorewood, WI 13,368 392 2,932.4 2,797.7 134.6
Glendale, WI 12,710 1,018 8,009.4 7,592.4 417.0
Cedarburg, WI 11,469 57 497.0 470.8 26.2
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