Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. The report includes data on reported crimes, from theft to homicide, arrests, trends and how many officers are employed in communities.
Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in Wauwatosa or the name of another community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
Wauwatosa's property crime rate in 2011 was 38.67 per 1,000 population, while in Brookfield it was 26.81 per 1,000. West Allis reported 52.31 property crimes per 1,000, and Milwaukee 50.38 per 1,000.
In a related story, find out about violent crime in Wauwatosa and Wisconsin.