This page includes data on violent crime from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI defines violent crimes as those involving force or threat of force. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
In 2013 the FBI initiated collection of rape data under a revised definition. Previously, rape data were collected under a different definition commonly referred to as the legacy definition: “carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” Beginning with the 2013 data year, the definition was revised to “penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” Attempts or assaults to commit rape are also included; however, statutory rape and incest are not. The rape data for 2014 represent a mix of the two definitions, as some local agencies are still using the legacy definition. All data for 2004 and 2009 are based on the legacy definition. County-level data are aggregated from data reported by the county sheriff’s offices, municipal police departments, and campus police departments serving each county. Crime data reported by the Appleton Police Department and Menasha Police Department, both of which serve multiple counties, are assigned to Outagamie and Winnebago Counties respectively for the purposes of this report.
As Human Sex Trafficking is an emerging issue, Outagamie County's Human Sex Trafficking Steering Committee is working in partnership with approximately 30 local agencies to identify key metrics. When useful data indicators are identified based on their assessment efforts, feasible ones will be considered for inclusion in the LIFE Study.