When living in Washington County, you can always feel safe knowing that the crime rates in the County are lower than the averages for the rest of the Milwaukee MSA, Wisconsin as well as the United States.

Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims.

Comparative Crime Rates
Washington County Milwaukee MSA Wisconsin United States
Violent Crime: 23.6 51.8 26.4 31.1
Property Crime: 23.7 45.8 27.1 38.1
Crime in Washington County, Wisconsin. (2016). Sperling’s Best Places. Retrieved December 13, 2016, from

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