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


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

Crime rate in Milwaukee, WI

The 2018 crime rate in Milwaukee, WI was 571 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 2.1 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.2% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Milwaukee crime rate fell by 16% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 99 - a decrease of 19 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Milwaukee has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Milwaukee, WI is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Milwaukee:

571.2
West Milwaukee:

803.5
Wauwatosa:

168.4
West Allis:

246.1
Shorewood:

155.3
Whitefish Bay:

97.5
Glendale:

484.9
Greenfield:

157.8
Elm Grove:

69.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Milwaukee by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
121
(20.6)
103
(17.7)
105
(18.3)
71
(11.8)
72
(11.9)
94
(15.5)
85
(14.2)
91
(15.2)
104
(17.3)
90
(15.0)
145
(24.2)
141
(23.5)
118
(19.8)
99
(16.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
158
(26.9)
112
(19.3)
236
(41.2)
208
(34.5)
204
(33.7)
197
(32.5)
194
(32.5)
230
(38.4)
401
(66.7)
395
(65.8)
436
(72.6)
477
(79.5)
434
(72.9)
489
(82.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2,927
(499.1)
3,608
(621.0)
3,529
(615.9)
3,207
(532.6)
3,122
(516.3)
2,932
(483.9)
2,963
(496.0)
3,027
(505.0)
3,284
(546.6)
3,520
(586.3)
3,749
(624.4)
3,283
(547.0)
2,919
(490.4)
2,279
(382.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,804
(478.1)
3,875
(666.9)
4,170
(727.8)
3,853
(639.9)
3,186
(526.9)
3,106
(512.6)
2,727
(456.5)
4,411
(735.9)
4,405
(733.2)
4,859
(809.3)
5,253
(874.9)
5,300
(883.0)
6,036
(1,014)
5,549
(931.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,570
(779.2)
5,651
(972.6)
6,203
(1,083)
6,409
(1,064)
6,534
(1,081)
6,181
(1,020)
6,669
(1,116)
6,977
(1,164)
6,491
(1,080)
5,929
(987.6)
5,481
(912.9)
5,862
(976.7)
5,518
(927.1)
4,259
(715.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
21,611
(3,685)
24,343
(4,190)
24,248
(4,232)
23,615
(3,922)
23,397
(3,869)
21,212
(3,501)
18,890
(3,162)
18,448
(3,078)
16,138
(2,686)
14,917
(2,485)
12,741
(2,122)
12,356
(2,059)
11,548
(1,940)
8,851
(1,486)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6,631
(1,131)
8,239
(1,418)
7,748
(1,352)
6,538
(1,086)
4,860
(803.7)
4,327
(714.1)
4,538
(759.6)
4,803
(801.3)
4,384
(729.7)
6,653
(1,108)
7,380
(1,229)
6,174
(1,029)
5,503
(924.6)
4,589
(770.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
254
(43.3)
320
(55.1)
346
(60.4)
317
(52.6)
355
(58.7)
248
(40.9)
262
(43.9)
306
(51.1)
293
(48.8)
276
(46.0)
223
(37.1)
311
(51.8)
313
(52.6)
251
(42.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)600.5719.7753.2657.2605.8573.3559.9628.4640.1677.5715.8684.3664.4571.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 2,454 registered sex offenders living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Milwaukee is 242 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Milwaukee:

772.5
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Milwaukee:

864.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Milwaukee:

841.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Milwaukee:

870.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Milwaukee:

793.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Milwaukee:

741.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Milwaukee:

689.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Milwaukee:

537.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Milwaukee:

561.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Milwaukee:

579.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Milwaukee:

644.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Milwaukee:

749.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Milwaukee:

698.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Milwaukee:

556.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Milwaukee:

366.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Milwaukee:

420.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Milwaukee:

453.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Milwaukee:

332.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Milwaukee:

421.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Milwaukee:

452.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Milwaukee:

473.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Milwaukee:

488.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Milwaukee:

459.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Milwaukee:

506.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Milwaukee:

495.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Milwaukee:

486.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Milwaukee:

530.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Milwaukee:

571.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Milwaukee:

631.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Milwaukee:

616.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Milwaukee:

509.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Milwaukee:

411.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Milwaukee:

490.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Milwaukee:

532.8
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 2018, including police officers: 2,305 (1,851 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.11
Wisconsin average:

2.15

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2,292 (1,824 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Wisconsin average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2,328 (1,889 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Wisconsin average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2,518 (1,886 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
Wisconsin average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2,536 (1,890 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Wisconsin average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2,549 (1,862 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.10
Wisconsin average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,577 (1,906 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
Wisconsin average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2,586 (1,862 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
Wisconsin average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 2,663 (1,936 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.20
Wisconsin average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 2,403 (1,921 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
Wisconsin average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 2,710 (2,016 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.35
Wisconsin average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2,649 (1,936 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.38
Wisconsin average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 2,415 (1,951 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Wisconsin average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 2,420 (1,922 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.22
Wisconsin average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2,584 (1,958 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Wisconsin average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,433 (1,962 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.29
Wisconsin average:

2.37

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

Zip codes: 53154, 53202, 53203, 53204, 53205, 53206, 53207, 53208, 53210, 53211, 53213, 53214, 53215, 53216, 53218, 53222, 53224, 53226, 53233, 53235, 53295.