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Madison, WI has relatively low crime levels when compared to the rest of the United States. The violent crime rate in Madison is 16.7, which is substantially lower than the US average of 22.7. Additionally, property crime in Madison is at 41.6, which again is lower than the average for the entire nation at 35.4. This means that citizens of Madison are generally safer from criminal activity than those living elsewhere in the country.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Madison violent crime is 16.7. (The US average is 22.7)
Madison property crime is 41.6. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Madison, WI Crime History
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Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000319.71.433132.9152.43393.8588.72492.8312.2
2001337.92.930.1140.8164.23622.7646.22639.2337.4
2002357.71.442.6126187.638347412794.5298.5
2003357.63.729.1128.4196.43652.3741.52620.1290.6
2004382.91.442.7132.82063310.2659.42395.7255.1
2005378.90.936.1148.6193.33494.3654.42566.2273.7
2006437.61.828.8195.2211.83371.9728.12430.2213.6
2007370.13.525.3159.3181.93649.1913.62510.5225
2008385.34.321.6159.1200.23570.5881.42473.7215.4
2009363.81.711.9155.2194.93362.6649.62565.5147.6
2010391.60.836.5136.8217.43373.7691.42529.1153.2
20113483.431.6116.1196.83388.2614.82626.5146.9
2012377.71.348101.5226.93264.3674.12483.3106.9
2013364.52.131.3122.1209.13186.9569.82512.8104.3
2014344.22.833.891.9215.62839459.32279.6100.1
2015357.72.848.688.8217.42776.2481.42194.6100.1
20163303.249.693.21842749.3402.22198.8148.3
2017374.44.337.182.9250.12662.1362.32130.9168.8
2018403.61.944.992.9263.92600.8410.51984.5205.8
2019359.81.54183.1234.22474.1400.41865.1208.6

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Shorewood Hills, WI48.11,924.01,74422019
Madison town (Dane County), WI230.72,062.36,04832019
Maple Bluff, WI0.0758.21,30642019
Monona, WI111.07,698.08,18342019
Middleton, WI59.81,335.219,97052019
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
St. Paul, MN564.73,612.4276,9892252019
Minneapolis, MN925.74,517.0382,6182322019
Fort Wayne, IN361.62,760.9257,0092582019
St. Louis, MO1,927.36,183.3340,8363102019
Toledo, OH952.13,462.5291,0663132019

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Unfortunately, a number of these reviews are politically based. Madison remains the only shining star in Wisconsin’s economy. The economy is broadly based, with  More

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Have been living in Madison for almost 3 years. It’s very safe, ppl generally friendly and for a town of its size it has fair number of good restaurants and interesting  More

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Lacks balance and zero accountability.   More

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