Waukesha, WI Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
718
Total Crimes
991.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
-57.74%
Below National Average
158 out of 330
In Wisconsin
3,198 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Waukesha, WI?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Waukesha is 991.4 per 100,000 people. That's -57.74% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -45.20% lower 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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Waukesha SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
7
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Waukesha
/ 100k People
Wisconsin
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 718 991.4 1,809.0 2,346.0
Murder 1 1.4 5.3 6.5
Robbery 21 29.0 52.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 84 116.0 230.6 279.7
Violent Crime 123 169.8 323.4 387.8
Burglary 62 85.6 218.5 314.2
Larceny 477 658.6 1,106.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 56 77.3 161.0 246.0
Property Crime 595 821.6 1,485.7 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Waukesha

123
Violent Crimes
169.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-56.20%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 588.8 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Waukesha each year. That compares to a 1 in 309.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Waukesha is 169.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -56.20% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -47.48% lower than the Wisconsin violent crime rate of 323.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Waukesha

595
Property Crimes
821.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
-58.04%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 121.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Waukesha each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Waukesha is 821.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -58.04% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -44.70% lower than the Wisconsin property crime rate of 1,485.7 per 100,000 people.

Waukesha 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 Waukesha

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Wauwatosa, WI 48,265 1,159 2,401.3 2,262.5 138.8
New Berlin, WI 39,703 485 1,221.6 1,151.0 70.5
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
Mequon, WI 24,527 217 884.7 835.8 48.9
Oconomowoc, WI 17,116 147 858.8 788.7 70.1
Whitefish Bay, WI 13,734 164 1,194.1 1,157.7 36.4
Hartland, WI 9,343 37 396.0 374.6 21.4
Delafield, WI 7,586 138 1,819.1 1,806.0 13.2
Elm Grove, WI 6,160 120 1,948.1 1,915.6 32.5
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