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Fitchburg, Wisconsin Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Fitchburg, Wisconsin. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Fitchburg compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Fitchburg, Wisconsin, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 6,661 total crimes reported in Fitchburg, Wisconsin (501 of them violent). Of the 666 crimes that occur a year in Fitchburg, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fitchburg, Wisconsin every 13 hours. This includes 2 murders, 71 rapes, and more than five thousand thefts (including 381 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Fitchburg, Wisconsin for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Fitchburg increased by 49 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 58 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Fitchburg. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly nine hundred for Fitchburg, Wisconsin in 2009.

Crime Trends in Fitchburg, Wisconsin (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

Fitchburg, Wisconsin law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Fitchburg conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.