Waukesha, WI Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
757
Total Crimes
1,041.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-57.97%
Below National Average
168 out of 336
In Wisconsin
3,472 out of 9,891
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 1,041.0 per 100,000 people. That's -57.97% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -41.01% lower 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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Waukesha SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
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 757 1,041.0 1,764.6 2,476.7
Murder 1 1.4 3.0 5.0
Robbery 8 11.0 51.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 33 45.4 200.0 250.2
Violent Crime 67 92.1 293.2 366.7
Burglary 77 105.9 217.6 340.5
Larceny 575 790.7 1,127.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 38 52.3 126.8 219.9
Property Crime 690 948.9 1,471.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Waukesha

67.0
Violent Crimes
92.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-74.87%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,085.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Waukesha each year. That compares to a 1 in 341.1 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Waukesha is 92.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -74.87% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -68.57% lower than the Wisconsin violent crime rate of 293.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Waukesha

690.0
Property Crimes
948.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
-55.03%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 105.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Waukesha each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Waukesha is 948.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -55.03% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -35.51% lower than the Wisconsin property crime rate of 1,471.4 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 48,562 1,388 2,858.2 2,740.8 117.4
New Berlin, WI 39,752 472 1,187.4 1,137.0 50.3
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
Mequon, WI 24,548 190 774.0 717.0 57.0
Oconomowoc, WI 16,980 138 812.7 736.2 76.6
Whitefish Bay, WI 13,816 148 1,071.2 1,049.5 21.7
Hartland, WI 9,366 55 587.2 491.1 96.1
Delafield, WI 7,610 112 1,471.7 1,419.2 52.6
Elm Grove, WI 6,195 52 839.4 774.8 64.6
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