Wauwatosa, WI Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
1,159
Total Crimes
2,401.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
2.36%
Above National Average
294 out of 330
In Wisconsin
6,446 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Wauwatosa, WI?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Wauwatosa is 2,401.3 per 100,000 people. That's 2.36% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 32.74% 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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Wauwatosa SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
8.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Wauwatosa
/ 100k People
Wisconsin
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,159 2,401.3 1,809.0 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 5.3 6.5
Robbery 32 66.3 52.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 33 68.4 230.6 279.7
Violent Crime 67 138.8 323.4 387.8
Burglary 72 149.2 218.5 314.2
Larceny 924 1,914.4 1,106.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 96 198.9 161.0 246.0
Property Crime 1,092 2,262.5 1,485.7 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Wauwatosa

67
Violent Crimes
138.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-64.20%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 720.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Wauwatosa each year. That compares to a 1 in 309.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Wauwatosa is 138.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -64.20% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -57.07% lower than the Wisconsin violent crime rate of 323.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Wauwatosa

1,092
Property Crimes
2,262.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
15.54%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 44.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Wauwatosa each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Wauwatosa is 2,262.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 15.54% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 52.29% higher than the Wisconsin property crime rate of 1,485.7 per 100,000 people.

Wauwatosa 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 Wauwatosa

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Milwaukee, WI 589,105 25,481 4,325.4 2,728.5 1,596.8
West Allis, WI 59,778 1,906 3,188.5 2,868.9 319.5
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
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
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