Crime Rate
Background: The crime rates, expressed here as the number of crimes per 10,000 people, reflect both property and violent crimes. Property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson; violent crimes include murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. These data are reported only after long lag times, explaining the apparent age of the statistics reported. The crime data are from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports. The 2011 Southern Winnebago County LIFE Study contains additional information on crime rates in Oshkosh and the surrounding communities.
Analysis: Crime rates and economic health are typically correlated; specifically, crimes rates tend to increase during periods of economic hardship, such as high unemployment. Winnebago County's crime rate is significantly below the state level, suggesting that it is a relatively attractive place to live, work, vacation and raise a family.

Analysis provided by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Updated: June 13, 2012
Resource Links
2011 Southern Winnebago County LIFE Study
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