5 Local Crime Numbers

Tom Giffey

Crime is climbing? The number of crimes reported in the city of Eau Claire was higher last year than it had been in more than a decade, according to an annual report released by the Eau Claire Police Department. Here are some of the key statistics and trends in the report ...

11.8%

Increase in the number of crimes reported in the city of Eau Claire between 2016 and 2017, according to Uniform Crime Report statistics.

2,768

Total number of crimes reported as part of the UCR statistics, including those defined as Part 1 Index crimes* and simple assaults.

2004

The last year the total number of crimes reported in Eau Claire was higher than last year. In 2004, 2,910 crimes were reported.

1,264

Total drug-related arrests in 2017, a 17.1 percent increase from 2016. These include arrests for possession, delivery, and paraphernalia.

23,524

Number of 911 calls received last year by the Eau Claire Communication Center, which handles all police, fire, and EMS calls in the county.

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