How safe is Milwaukee, WI?

Milwaukee experiences a very high violent crime rate. The property crime rate is also higher than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 6.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Milwaukee has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Milwaukee, WI

680.5

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Milwaukee
Charlotte, NC

416.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

443.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

283.0

Lower than average crime
Milwaukee, WI

2545.9

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Milwaukee
Charlotte, NC

2731.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

2771.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

1877.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.