Milwaukee, WI Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
25,481
Total Crimes
4,325.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
84.37%
Above National Average
323 out of 330
In Wisconsin
8,170 out of 8,904
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 4,325.4 per 100,000 people. That's 84.37% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 139.10% 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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Milwaukee SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
3
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 25,481 4,325.4 1,809.0 2,346.0
Murder 191 32.4 5.3 6.5
Robbery 1,925 326.8 52.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 6,860 1,164.5 230.6 279.7
Violent Crime 9,407 1,596.8 323.4 387.8
Burglary 3,408 578.5 218.5 314.2
Larceny 8,178 1,388.2 1,106.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 4,488 761.8 161.0 246.0
Property Crime 16,074 2,728.5 1,485.7 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Milwaukee

9,407
Violent Crimes
1,596.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
311.77%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 62.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Milwaukee each year. That compares to a 1 in 309.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Milwaukee is 1,596.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 311.77% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 393.81% higher than the Wisconsin violent crime rate of 323.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Milwaukee

16,074
Property Crimes
2,728.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
39.34%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 36.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Milwaukee each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Milwaukee is 2,728.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 39.34% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 83.66% higher than the Wisconsin property crime rate of 1,485.7 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 59,778 1,906 3,188.5 2,868.9 319.5
Wauwatosa, WI 48,265 1,159 2,401.3 2,262.5 138.8
Brookfield, WI 39,252 684 1,742.6 1,661.1 81.5
Menomonee Falls, WI 37,936 359 946.3 872.5 73.8
Greenfield, WI 37,237 1,011 2,715.0 2,567.3 147.7
Mequon, WI 24,527 217 884.7 835.8 48.9
Whitefish Bay, WI 13,734 164 1,194.1 1,157.7 36.4
Shorewood, WI 13,133 274 2,086.3 1,964.5 121.8
Glendale, WI 12,714 553 4,349.5 4,160.8 188.8
Cedarburg, WI 11,621 86 740.0 679.8 60.2
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