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Crime Report for Janesville,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Janesville, is 1.4 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Janesville Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Janesville, has a violent crime rate of 271 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 374 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Janesville 271
WI 374
National 676

Janesville, is in the 85% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 60% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 85% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Janesville, or said another way, 15% of cities in have crime rates higher than Janesville.


  Review crime rate data for Janesville,

Crime Janesville WI Nation
Violent Crime Total 271.5 373.9 676
Murder / NNH 1.6 3.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 36.3 22.8 31.1
Robbery Rate 83.7 135.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 150.0 212.4 315
Property Crime Total 4413.4 3499.0 3726.9
Burglary 800.3 574.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 3496.3 2649.8 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 116.8 275.1 382.3
Arson 26.8 20.2 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Janesville, has a property crime rate of 4413.4 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3499.0 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Janesville 4413.4
WI 3499.0
National 3727



Janesville Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 87
National Percentile Rank - 81