The "crime rate" is the number of Part 1 Index Crimes in a year per 100,000 population. This definition is set by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and allows all communities to report crime similarly. The crime rate for Janesville increased 11.5% in 2017 when compared with the previous year. The following chart shows the crime rate for Janesville and the average over the past 10 years.

Part 1 Violent Crimes

The following chart shows Part 1 Violent Crime data. Part 1 Violent Crimes include aggravated assaults, robberies, forcible rapes, and criminal homicides. Violent crime increased 17.2% in 2017 compared to 2016.

Part 1 Property Crimes

The following chart shows Part 1 Property Crime data. Part 1 Property Crimes include theft, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Property crime decreased 10.5% in 2017 compared to 2016.

The Janesville Police Department remains committed to our mission to provide a safe and orderly community by means of community partnerships, problem solving perspectives, and innovative initiatives. The department currently has strategies in place to address the following issues specifically: domestic violence, gangs, drugs, heroin, chronic nuisance properties, human trafficking, crisis intervention, small neighborhood groups, and community outreach. These programs have allowed Janesville to become a community of trust and a community that businesses and citizens wish to call home.

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