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Appleton, Wisconsin Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Appleton, Wisconsin. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Appleton compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Appleton, Wisconsin, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 21,132 total crimes reported in Appleton, Wisconsin (1,435 of them violent). Of the 2,113 crimes that transpire each year in Appleton, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Appleton, Wisconsin every 4 hours. This includes 5 murders, 219 rapes, and close to seventeen thousand thefts (including 666 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Appleton, Wisconsin for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Appleton has climbed by 27 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 37 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Appleton. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to three thousand for Appleton, Wisconsin in 2009.

Crime Trends in Appleton, Wisconsin (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Appleton, Wisconsin (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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