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Wisconsin's public record law (WPRL) is the law that guarantees the public has access to public records of all levels of Wisconsin government. It was first enacted in 1982. Wisconsin also has laws that allows any person to have access to open session governmental meetings. The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council works to ensure that the public has access to meetings and records. There are some exceptions to these laws such as trade secrets, protected education records, attorney-client privilege or if nondisclosure of the record outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848. There are 72 counties and 190 cities and many more villages and towns. Milwaukee is the only city with more than 150,000 people. Wisconsin is often thought of as 'America's Dairyland' even though a greater part of the state's income is from manufacturing. The Wisconsin Crime Information Bureau allows access to criminal history background checks. Search an abundance of Wisconsin public records using the best research sources online. Look up birth, death and and marriage records at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Get interesting facts on the demographics of the state and the history and education of the people. Examine the data on housing and real estate to see what it is like to live in Wisconsin. Request information on conducting a criminal history record check from the Department of Justice. Check the safety of living in Wisconsin by inspecting crime statistics for the state. Learn about the judicial system and search for court case records. See how the county governments operate. There is also a wealth of information on the community services and attractions of each city in the state. See how affordable it is to live in Wisconsin by investigating the income and earnings of its residents. Read about up to date crime reports and news headlines occurring in Wisconsin. Refer to this site often as these sources are updated regularly.

Wisconsin Latest Crime Report
Total Violent Crime:16,064
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:173
Forcible Rape:1,219
Aggravated Assault:10,050
Total Property Crime:140,513
Larceny Theft:104,352
Motor Vehicle Theft:8,216
Wisconsin Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the state in 2010 5,686,986
Estimate of the state's total residency as of April 1, 20005,363,708
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20106%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 2010323,311
April 1, 2000 complete count of statewide resident population5,363,675
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age364,068
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age6%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age1,310,250
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 23%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older14%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older761,279
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents50%
State's white resident population recorded in 20104,902,067
State's black resident population recorded in 2010359,148
State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 201054,526
State's Asian resident population recorded in 2010129,234
State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 20101,827
Statewide 2010 resident population of two or more races104,317
Statewide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin336,056
Non Hispanic white resident population in 20104,738,411
Statewide percentage of white residents in 201086%
Statewide percentage of black residents in 20106%
Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20101%
Statewide percentage of Asian residents in 20102%
Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Two or more races in 20102%
Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 20106%
Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201083%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Wisconsin
Births 200772,784
Deaths 200746,241
Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less in 2007470
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200985%

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Wisconsin Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the state from 2005 to 20094%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 20098%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200989%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200926%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 2009442,545

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Wisconsin
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009 21 Min
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 20092,587,350
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009266,197
Housing unit estimates - percentage change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 200912%
Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 70%
Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009$166,100
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200925%
Total number of households between 2005-20092,246,512
Average size of households between 2005-20092

Wisconsin Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $26,447
2009 statewide income of median households in Wisconsin$49,994
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200912%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$203,084
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$36,272
Labor force of civilian workers in 20093,081,476
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 2009261,785
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 9%
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 3,595,084
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 163,812
People employed by the government in 2007 425,772
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 2007150,459,333
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200741,851
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 144,081
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 2,496,850
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 3%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 318,541
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 20079,247,311

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Wisconsin
Total number of firms located in the state for the year 2007433,841
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20073%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200726%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 163,563,195
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 200759,996,244
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 72,283,321
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 12,904

Land Valuation

Property value and Wisconsin territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 10,780
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 1,752,532
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms15,190,804
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year40,136,671
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year7,132
Size in square miles of land as of 200054,310
Population per square mile in the year 2010105
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Wisconsin Most Wanted
View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs
One captured, one missing: U.S. Marshals looking for attempted homicide suspect

U.S. Marshals looking for two attempted homicide suspects

Antonio Gray sought by U.S. Marshals, suspected in homicide

Charged with sexual assault, U.S. Marshals say Johnnie Walker’s on the run

SURRENDERED: Charged with sexual assault, U.S. Marshals say Johnnie Walker’s on the run

U.S. Marshals looking for Walter Collier, wanted in non-fatal shooting

Wisconsin Recent Court filings
Recent divorce records, court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.
14-31556-mdm Donald Alan Pynaker

14-31337-gmh Earl Booker, Jr. and Angela L Booker

10-33197-mdm Peggy S. Salawater

1-14-14678-cjf Michael Sokol

3-14-14671-rdm Andrew M Tipton and Michelle L Tipton

1-14-14654-cjf Merle Joseph Alsteen

Wisconsin Missing Children
Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions
October 26 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

October 17 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Missing: MAIA SMITH (WI)
September 16 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Missing: HAELEY DOE (WI)
September 05 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

September 05 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

August 30 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Wisconsin Recent Criminal Activities
Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity
Other on E LAFAYETTE PL / N OAKLAND AV, Milwaukee, WI (via spotcrime.com)

Assault on 3900 BLOCK OF W VILLARD AV, Milwaukee, WI (via spotcrime.com)

Shooting on N 47TH ST / W EGGERT PL, Milwaukee, WI (via spotcrime.com)

Shooting on 1100 BLOCK OF W KEEFE AV, Milwaukee, WI (via spotcrime.com)

Shooting on 1700 BLOCK OF W LINCOLN AV, Milwaukee, WI (via spotcrime.com)

Theft on 6400 BLOCK OF N 73RD ST, Milwaukee, WI (via spotcrime.com)

Wisconsin Missing People
Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources
Dustin Boeck – Oct. 03, 2014 – S. Wayne, Wisconsin

Victoria Prokopovitz – April 25, 2013 – Pittsfield Township, WI

Stephanie Ann Low – October 10, 2010 – Wausau, Wisconsin

Kayla May Berg – August 11, 2009 – Wausau, WI

Christine Walters – November 14, 2008 – Humboldt County, CA

Lee Sterling Cutler – October 20, 2007 – Buffalo Grove, Illinois


Wisconsin Public Records: Latest Questions and Answers
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A:One of the largest and most owned personal assets are homes or personal residences. Winnebago county for properties in Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, and Appleton are available online through the treasurer's website. A people search to look up all addresses under the same person is helpful with finding out where all records, assets or otherwise, can be found. There are statewide searches which provide assets information of business ownerships, professional licenses and more. Comprehensive asset searches include judgments, liens, jury awards, bankruptcies and settlements. Access to all records are not the same, there are restrictions to who can some of the data. Conducting your own search will clue you in what is open and which aren't when going from one department's site to another.
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