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Marathon County, Wisconsin Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 23,723 total crimes reported in Marathon County, Wisconsin (1,788 of them violent). Of the 2,372 crimes that occur a year in Marathon County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Marathon County, Wisconsin every 3 hours. This includes 15 murders, 232 rapes, and nearly eighteen thousand thefts (including 1,005 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Marathon County, Wisconsin for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Marathon County increased by 32 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 70 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Marathon County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly three thousand for Marathon County, Wisconsin in 2009.

Crime Trends in Marathon County, 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 counties like Marathon County, Wisconsin (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Marathon County, Wisconsin law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. RecordsPedia would like to note the following information related to Marathon County:

  • In 1999, 2001-2008, marathon county crime data include data from the city of Schofield and the village and town of Weston, which are policed by Everest PD.
The data reported for Marathon County 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.