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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 2022 crime rate in Milwaukee, WI is 663 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.6% U.S. cities. The 2022 Milwaukee crime rate fell by 9% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 214 - an increase of 19 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Milwaukee has seen rise of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Milwaukee, WI is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Milwaukee:

663.2
West Milwaukee:

1,085.1
Wauwatosa:

181.8
West Allis:

215.8
Shorewood:

113.7
Whitefish Bay:

69.8
Glendale:

317.0
Greenfield:

173.3
Elm Grove:

33.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Milwaukee by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
72
(11.9)
95
(16.0)
86
(14.4)
93
(15.5)
104
(17.3)
86
(14.3)
146
(24.3)
141
(23.5)
119
(20.0)
100
(16.8)
97
(16.4)
191
(32.4)
195
(32.9)
214
(38.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
203
(33.6)
196
(33.0)
205
(34.3)
234
(39.0)
401
(66.7)
396
(66.0)
436
(72.6)
477
(79.5)
434
(72.9)
525
(88.1)
453
(76.7)
470
(79.8)
483
(81.4)
425
(75.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,177
(525.4)
2,943
(494.8)
3,091
(517.4)
3,097
(516.7)
3,284
(546.6)
3,555
(592.1)
3,752
(624.9)
3,285
(547.3)
2,919
(490.4)
2,288
(384.1)
1,920
(324.9)
1,949
(330.8)
1,886
(317.9)
1,577
(280.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3,209
(530.7)
3,102
(521.5)
3,255
(544.8)
4,508
(752.1)
4,405
(733.2)
4,877
(812.3)
5,255
(875.2)
5,301
(883.2)
6,033
(1,014)
5,583
(937.3)
5,496
(930.1)
6,933
(1,177)
6,956
(1,172)
6,258
(1,114)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6,575
(1,087)
6,203
(1,043)
7,079
(1,185)
7,039
(1,174)
6,490
(1,080)
5,949
(990.9)
5,487
(913.9)
5,861
(976.5)
5,521
(927.6)
4,294
(720.9)
3,613
(611.4)
3,449
(585.5)
2,891
(487.2)
2,232
(397.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
23,451
(3,878)
21,233
(3,570)
19,030
(3,185)
18,592
(3,102)
16,139
(2,686)
14,941
(2,489)
12,766
(2,126)
12,358
(2,059)
11,551
(1,941)
9,012
(1,513)
8,125
(1,375)
8,372
(1,421)
9,851
(1,660)
8,027
(1,429)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4,866
(804.7)
4,329
(727.8)
4,560
(763.3)
4,812
(802.8)
4,385
(729.9)
6,657
(1,109)
7,385
(1,230)
6,174
(1,029)
5,504
(924.8)
4,625
(776.5)
3,470
(587.2)
4,524
(767.9)
12,340
(2,080)
9,443
(1,681)
Arson
(per 100,000)
358
(59.2)
249
(41.9)
272
(45.5)
309
(51.6)
293
(48.8)
280
(46.6)
224
(37.3)
311
(51.8)
313
(52.6)
252
(42.3)
198
(33.5)
288
(48.9)
242
(40.8)
249
(44.3)
City-Data.com crime index610.1585.0591.8638.2640.1679.1716.7684.4664.7579.9522.4622.6727.6663.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 2,398 registered sex offenders living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as of May 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Milwaukee is 248 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Milwaukee:

849.2
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Milwaukee:

892.2
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Milwaukee:

898.5
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Milwaukee:

737.0
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Milwaukee:

782.5
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Milwaukee:

865.0
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Milwaukee:

841.7
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Milwaukee:

871.3
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Milwaukee:

796.8
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Milwaukee:

741.3
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Milwaukee:

704.5
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Milwaukee:

594.2
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Milwaukee:

573.0
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Milwaukee:

585.4
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Milwaukee:

649.5
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Milwaukee:

640.6
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Milwaukee:

611.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Milwaukee:

476.1
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Milwaukee:

403.1
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Milwaukee:

492.4
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Milwaukee:

303.3
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Milwaukee:

279.1
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Milwaukee:

336.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Milwaukee:

421.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Milwaukee:

452.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Milwaukee:

473.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Milwaukee:

488.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Milwaukee:

459.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Milwaukee:

510.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Milwaukee:

510.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Milwaukee:

496.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Milwaukee:

532.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Milwaukee:

571.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Milwaukee:

539.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Milwaukee:

526.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Milwaukee:

438.7
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 2,015 (1,654 officers - 1,388 male; 266 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Wisconsin average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 2,190 (1,752 officers - 1,467 male; 285 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
Wisconsin average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2,265 (1,850 officers - 1,552 male; 298 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.13
Wisconsin average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2,305 (1,851 officers - 1,549 male; 302 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.11
Wisconsin average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2,292 (1,824 officers - 1,511 male; 313 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Wisconsin average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2,328 (1,889 officers - 1,568 male; 321 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Wisconsin average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2,518 (1,886 officers - 1,560 male; 326 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
Wisconsin average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2,536 (1,890 officers - 1,565 male; 325 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Wisconsin average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2,549 (1,862 officers - 1,542 male; 320 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.10
Wisconsin average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,577 (1,906 officers - 1,572 male; 334 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
Wisconsin average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2,586 (1,862 officers - 1,531 male; 331 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
Wisconsin average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 2,663 (1,936 officers - 1,585 male; 351 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.25
Wisconsin average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 2,403 (1,921 officers - 1,569 male; 352 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
Wisconsin average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 2,710 (2,016 officers - 1,638 male; 378 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.35
Wisconsin average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2,649 (1,936 officers - 1,568 male; 368 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.38
Wisconsin average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 2,415 (1,951 officers - 1,588 male; 363 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.36
Wisconsin average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 2,420 (1,922 officers - 1,566 male; 356 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Wisconsin average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2,584 (1,958 officers - 1,590 male; 368 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.31
Wisconsin average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,433 (1,962 officers - 1,597 male; 365 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
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.