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Crime Report for Wauwatosa,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Wauwatosa, is 1.6 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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Wauwatosa Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Wauwatosa, has a violent crime rate of 245 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

Wauwatosa 245
WI 374
National 676

Wauwatosa, is in the 81% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 56% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 81% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Wauwatosa, or said another way, 19% of cities in have crime rates higher than Wauwatosa.


  Review crime rate data for Wauwatosa,

Crime Wauwatosa WI Nation
Violent Crime Total 245.0 373.9 676
Murder / NNH 2.2 3.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 22.1 22.8 31.1
Robbery Rate 143.5 135.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 77.3 212.4 315
Property Crime Total 3856.7 3499.0 3726.9
Burglary 514.4 574.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 3128.2 2649.8 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 214.1 275.1 382.3
Arson 0.0 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.


Wauwatosa, has a property crime rate of 3856.7 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

Wauwatosa 3856.7
WI 3499.0
National 3727



Wauwatosa Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 84
National Percentile Rank - 75