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Kenosha County, Wisconsin Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Kenosha County, Wisconsin. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Kenosha County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Kenosha County, Wisconsin, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 40,637 total crimes reported in Kenosha County, Wisconsin (3,762 of them violent). Of the 4,064 crimes that happen every year in Kenosha County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Kenosha County, Wisconsin every 2 hours. This includes 25 murders, 408 rapes, and almost thirty thousand thefts (including 2,471 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Kenosha County, Wisconsin for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Kenosha County has grown by 25%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 11%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Kenosha County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than five thousand for Kenosha County, Wisconsin in 2009.

Crime Trends in Kenosha County, Wisconsin (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Kenosha County, Wisconsin (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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