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Crime rate in Madison, Wisconsin (WI): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Madison, WI compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Madison, WI

The 2019 crime rate in Madison, WI is 227 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 73.7% U.S. cities. The 2019 Madison crime rate fell by 7% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 4 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Madison has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Madison, WI is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Madison:

226.9
Shorewood Hills:

97.6
Maple Bluff:

43.2
Monona:

355.9
Fitchburg:

184.1
Middleton:

84.8
McFarland:

37.6
Waunakee:

83.2
Verona:

116.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Madison by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(1.8)
8
(3.5)
10
(4.3)
4
(1.7)
2
(0.8)
8
(3.4)
3
(1.3)
5
(2.1)
7
(2.8)
7
(2.8)
8
(3.2)
11
(4.3)
5
(1.9)
4
(1.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
64
(28.8)
57
(25.3)
50
(21.6)
28
(11.9)
87
(36.5)
74
(31.6)
114
(48.0)
76
(31.3)
83
(33.8)
121
(48.6)
125
(49.6)
95
(37.1)
116
(44.9)
107
(41.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
434
(195.2)
359
(159.3)
368
(159.1)
364
(155.2)
326
(136.8)
272
(116.1)
241
(101.5)
296
(122.1)
226
(91.9)
221
(88.8)
235
(93.2)
212
(82.9)
240
(92.9)
217
(83.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
471
(211.8)
410
(181.9)
463
(200.2)
457
(194.9)
518
(217.4)
461
(196.8)
539
(226.9)
507
(209.1)
530
(215.6)
541
(217.4)
464
(184.0)
640
(250.1)
682
(263.9)
612
(234.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,619
(728.1)
2,059
(913.6)
2,038
(881.4)
1,523
(649.6)
1,647
(691.4)
1,440
(614.8)
1,601
(674.1)
1,382
(569.8)
1,129
(459.3)
1,198
(481.4)
1,014
(402.2)
927
(362.3)
1,061
(410.5)
1,046
(400.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,404
(2,430)
5,658
(2,511)
5,720
(2,474)
6,015
(2,565)
6,025
(2,529)
6,152
(2,627)
5,898
(2,483)
6,094
(2,513)
5,603
(2,280)
5,461
(2,195)
5,544
(2,199)
5,452
(2,131)
5,129
(1,984)
4,873
(1,865)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
475
(213.6)
507
(225.0)
498
(215.4)
346
(147.6)
365
(153.2)
344
(146.9)
254
(106.9)
253
(104.3)
246
(100.1)
249
(100.1)
374
(148.3)
432
(168.8)
532
(205.8)
545
(208.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
109
(49.0)
68
(30.2)
93
(40.2)
87
(37.1)
30
(12.6)
50
(21.3)
45
(18.9)
50
(20.6)
N/A7
(2.8)
19
(7.5)
10
(3.9)
16
(6.2)
9
(3.4)
City-Data.com crime index292.8293.9291.6258.4277.3266.2271.8256.4234.8244.1238.7237.3245.0226.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 622 registered sex offenders living in Madison, Wisconsin as of November 29, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Madison is 406 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Madison, WI?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Madison:

202.7
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Madison:

227.1
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Madison:

212.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Madison:

194.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Madison:

207.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Madison:

193.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Madison:

201.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Madison:

214.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Madison:

194.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Madison:

215.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Madison:

190.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Madison:

210.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Madison:

203.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Madison:

235.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Madison:

208.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Madison:

174.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Madison:

161.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Madison:

164.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Madison:

204.6
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Madison:

212.2
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Madison:

204.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Madison:

212.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Madison:

221.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Madison:

220.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Madison:

255.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Madison:

275.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Madison:

276.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Madison:

287.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Madison:

280.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Madison:

332.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Madison:

342.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Madison:

299.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Madison:

300.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Madison:

235.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Madison:

261.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Madison:

269.7
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 687 (501 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Wisconsin average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 595 (482 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Wisconsin average:

2.15

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 593 (484 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Wisconsin average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 580 (476 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Wisconsin average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 589 (475 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Wisconsin average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 570 (462 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Wisconsin average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 573 (462 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Wisconsin average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 555 (445 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Wisconsin average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 552 (447 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Wisconsin average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 548 (443 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Wisconsin average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 548 (443 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Wisconsin average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 534 (436 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Wisconsin average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 501 (410 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Wisconsin average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 479 (388 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Wisconsin average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 475 (390 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Wisconsin average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 476 (390 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Wisconsin average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 465 (382 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Wisconsin average:

2.37

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Madison, WI
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 53562, 53590, 53597, 53703, 53704, 53705, 53706, 53714, 53715, 53716, 53717, 53726, 53792.