Milwaukee, WI Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Milwaukee and Wisconsin

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Milwaukee experienced 9583 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 5,253 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 305.8 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by vehicle thefts and burglary. Note that in Wisconsin, the most common property crime was larceny with 12,741 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Milwaukee:

Disclaimer: The city of Milwaukee resides in these counties: Milwaukee County, Washington County, Waukesha County.


Milwaukee Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (22nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (18th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (49th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (13th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 31st
  • Violent Crimes: 10th (85th per 100k)
  • Murder: 12th (186th per 100k)
  • Rape: 22nd (708th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 11th (243rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 10th (28th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 27th (1,030th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 23rd (873rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 37th (2,395th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 7th (35th per 100k)
  • Arson: 16th (465th per 100k)

In Waukesha County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 600,155
  • Households: 230,807
  • Median Income: $35,958.00
  • Land Area: 96.189 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.664 miles2
  • Time Zone: CST
  • ZIP Codes: 53154 • 53201 • 53202 • 53203 • 53204 • 53205 • 53206 • 53207 • 53208 • 53209 • 53210 • 53211 • 53212 • 53213 • 53214 • 53215 • 53216 • 53217 • 53218 • 53219 • 53220 • 53221 • 53222 • 53223 • 53224 • 53225 • 53226 • 53227 • 53228 • 53233 • 53234 • 53237 • 53244 • 53259 • 53263 • 53267 • 53268 • 53274 • 53278 • 53288 • 53290 • 53293 • 53295

Milwaukee, WI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 90 145
Rape 395 436
Agg. Assault 4859 5253
Robbery 3520 3749
Burglary 5929 5481
Vehicle Thefts 6653 7380
Arson 276 223

Violent Crimes in Milwaukee, WI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 145
Rape 436
Aggravated Assault 5253
Robbery 3749

Property Crimes in Milwaukee, WI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 5481
Larceny 12741
Motor Vehicle Theft 7380
Arson 223

Larceny in Milwaukee, WI

Year Larceny
2006 24343
2007 24248
2008 23615
2009 23397
2010 21212
2011 18890
2012 18448
2013 16138
2014 14917
2015 12741

Vehicle Thefts in Milwaukee, WI

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 8239
2007 7748
2008 6538
2009 4860
2010 4327
2011 4538
2012 4803
2013 4384
2014 6653
2015 7380

Wisconsin Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 16714 17647
Murder 165 240
Rape 2842 3004
Agg. Assault 9809 10395
Robbery 5066 5232
Property Crimes 120238 113924
Burglary 21216 19554
Larceny 89103 83385
Vehicle Thefts 9919 10985
Arson 0 0

Larceny in the state of Wisconsin

Year Larceny
2006 115546
2007 117687
2008 116128
2009 111820
2010 107908
2011 104063
2012 104352
2013 93953
2014 89103
2015 83385

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