Safest Places to Live in Wisconsin of February 2024

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Last Update: March 11, 2023 Living

Wisconsin is a state located in the Midwest and Great Lake regions. It is the 20th most populous state and home to almost 6 million people. The largest city is Milwaukee, with almost 600,000 residents. The capital of Wisconsin in Madison.

Wisconsin is also known as ‘America’s Dairyland’ thanks to its dairy products, especially cheese. Other major contributors to the economy of Wisconsin are manufacturing information technology.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 5,000 residents were not included in the list.

30 Safest Places in Wisconsin of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Waterford Town6 50500,00
2Cedarburg11 54820,17
3Edgerton5 64610,18
4Berlin5 40110,19
5Muskego25 22450,20
6Whitefish Bay13 81630,22
7Waupun11 31530,27
8Oconomowoc Town8 74130,34
9Mukwonago8 14430,37
10Sheboygan Falls7 94730,38
11Geneva Town5 04520,40
12Grand Rapids7 40530,41
13Cottage Grove7 20330,42
14Sturgeon Bay8 93740,45
15Fox Point6 59930,45
16New Berlin39 752200,50
17Hobart-Lawrence15 46080,52
18Reedsburg9 55450,52
19Delafield7 61040,53
20Onalaska18 825100,53
21Burlington11 05760,54
22McFarland8 96150,56
23Mequon24 548140,57
24Plymouth8 76550,57
25Middleton20 072120,60
26Mukwonago Town8 16750,61
27Pleasant Prairie21 074130,62
28Elm Grove6 19540,65
29Hartford15 460100,65
30Monroe10 53770,66

Crime Score in All Cities in Wisconsin of February 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Wisconsin cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • 30,000 – 100,000 Residents
  • Over 100,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Gilman39300,00
2Hancock40100,00
3Readstown41800,00
4Neshkoro42600,00
5Birchwood43300,00
6Endeavor46100,00
7Linden53100,00
8Lena53800,00
9Brownsville57300,00
10Chenequa60400,00
11Oconomowoc Lake60400,00
12Webster61600,00
13Avoca62500,00
14Norwalk63200,00
15Wild Rose69100,00
16Cascade69200,00
17La Farge76000,00
18Siren77000,00
19Plainfield82400,00
20Rib Lake86700,00
21Iron Ridge89100,00
22Shiocton91900,00
23Elkhart Lake1 01800,00
24Rosendale1 02900,00
25Rio1 03300,00
26Strum1 08800,00
27Marion1 18300,00
28Shullsburg1 18900,00
29Theresa1 20400,00
30Brandon-Fairwater1 21200,00
31Hazel Green1 22500,00
32Westfield1 25400,00
33Gillett1 29500,00
34Maple Bluff1 31900,00
35Spring Valley1 35200,00
36Ripon Town1 37400,00
37Mishicot1 38200,00
38Cornell1 39600,00
39Hurley1 42600,00
40Fox Lake1 44500,00
41Cleveland1 45000,00
42Big Bend1 46000,00
43Bangor1 46800,00
44Whitehall1 56900,00
45Galesville1 57100,00
46Thorp1 61800,00
47Spring Green1 64400,00
48Osseo1 67200,00
49Port Edwards1 77200,00
50Hammond1 88500,00
51Campbellsport1 96900,00
52Cuba City2 03400,00
53Kohler2 06300,00
54Cumberland2 09900,00
55Linn Township2 40600,00
56Nekoosa2 43200,00
57Genoa City2 99200,00
58Hortonville2 80510,36
59Williams Bay2 63810,38
60Neillsville2 38810,42
61Wautoma2 11810,47
62Eagle Village2 11210,47
63Three Lakes2 10110,48
64Shorewood Hills2 07910,48
65Palmyra1 76710,57
66Fall River1 71510,58
67Wind Point1 70210,59
68Trempealeau1 65210,61
69River Hills1 57910,63
70Brooklyn1 47410,68
71Montello1 46110,68
72Edgar1 43910,69
73Walworth2 83720,70
74Phillips1 33910,75
75Fall Creek1 30810,76
76Independence1 29510,77
77Barneveld1 25610,80
78Winneconne2 50620,80
79Lomira2 46920,81
80Belleville2 45920,81
81Iron River1 13510,88
82North Prairie2 24920,89
83New Glarus2 18720,91
84Albany99411,01
85Green Lake96111,04
86Durand1 81021,10
87Butler1 80721,11
88Fontana1 72921,16
89Luxemburg2 55731,17
90Highland83311,20
91Pittsville82911,21
92Mineral Point2 47731,21
93Blanchardville79111,26
94Sharon1 55921,28
95Eagle River1 54821,29
96Marathon City1 50021,33
97Oconto Falls2 79341,43
98Markesan1 39521,43
99Rome Town2 72741,47
100Blair1 34521,49
101Juneau2 63941,52
102Poynette2 49941,60
103Crandon1 82631,64
104Oxford60311,66
105Darlington2 32441,72
106Colfax1 15421,73
107Kewaunee2 83651,76
108Cashton1 11121,80
109Niagara1 54531,94
110Bayfield47612,10
111Westby2 23852,23
112Fennimore2 46562,43
113Woodruff1 96252,55
114Princeton1 16732,57
115Boyceville1 13032,65
116Spencer1 88352,66
117Park Falls2 21262,71
118Athens1 07832,78
119Clinton2 15462,79
120Hillsboro1 39842,86
121Chetek2 09762,86
122Amery2 79282,87
123Elk Mound87833,42
124Hayward2 29683,48
125Muscoda1 25253,99
126Grantsburg1 28364,68
127Adams1 88694,77
128Washburn2 039104,90
129Spooner2 598135,00
130Pepin75845,28
131St. Croix Falls2 032136,40
132Manawa1 286107,78
133Osceola2 511218,36

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Thiensville3 13900,00
2Milton Town3 15200,00
3Brodhead3 24000,00
4Fulton3 41000,00
5Hartford Township3 57000,00
6Waterford Town6 50500,00
7Edgerton5 64610,18
8Berlin5 40110,19
9Saukville4 42810,23
10Campbell Township4 33710,23
11Waterloo3 35010,30
12New Holstein3 05610,33
13Oconomowoc Town8 74130,34
14Mukwonago8 14430,37
15Sheboygan Falls7 94730,38
16Geneva Town5 04520,40
17Grand Rapids7 40530,41
18Cottage Grove7 20330,42
19Sturgeon Bay8 93740,45
20Fox Point6 59930,45
21Kewaskum4 24420,47
22Colby-Abbotsford4 15220,48
23Reedsburg9 55450,52
24North Hudson3 81320,52
25Delafield7 61040,53
26Chilton3 77420,53
27Horicon3 58720,56
28McFarland8 96150,56
29Plymouth8 76550,57
30Mukwonago Town8 16750,61
31Elm Grove6 19540,65
32Lodi3 07020,65
33Algoma3 03020,66
34Viroqua4 41230,68
35Bayside4 34230,69
36Prairie du Chien5 63640,71
37Pewaukee Village8 19060,73
38Sturtevant6 64550,75
39Hales Corners7 57860,79
40Sauk Prairie4 63340,86
41Kronenwetter8 09570,86
42Slinger5 52750,90
43Beloit Town7 70770,91
44Cross Plains4 34640,92
45Mount Horeb7 48170,94
46Brookfield Township6 28160,96
47Tomahawk3 13030,96
48Hartland9 36690,96
49Ladysmith3 11130,96
50Mosinee4 07240,98
51West Salem5 08750,98
52New London7 11870,98
53Town of East Troy4 06440,98
54Monona8 10691,11
55Jefferson8 04291,12
56Lake Geneva8 00191,12
57Altoona7 93991,13
58Peshtigo3 33341,20
59Elkhorn9 989121,20
60Jackson7 21891,25
61Dodgeville4 71361,27
62Arcadia3 04441,31
63Rothschild5 26671,33
64Stanley3 71051,35
65Waupaca5 87481,36
66North Fond du Lac5 09871,37
67Omro3 58751,39
68Milton5 62181,42
69Black River Falls3 45451,45
70St. Francis9 526141,47
71Delavan Town5 33981,50
72Ellsworth3 30651,51
73Marshall Village3 96761,51
74Sparta9 823151,53
75Merrill9 017141,55
76Bloomfield6 342101,58
77Brillion3 10051,61
78East Troy4 32771,62
79Prescott4 27871,64
80Mayville4 85981,65
81Lake Mills5 949101,68
82Rhinelander7 615131,71
83Delavan9 889171,72
84Lake Hallie6 724121,78
85Ripon7 820151,92
86Columbus5 090101,96
87Minocqua4 40992,04
88Lancaster3 71682,15
89Pulaski3 59882,22
90Richland Center4 923112,23
91Town of Madison6 934162,31
92New Richmond9 268222,37
93Rice Lake8 369212,51
94Summit4 944132,63
95Twin Lakes6 157172,76
96Tomah9 406262,76
97Kiel3 808112,89
98Barron3 306103,02
99Oconto4 517143,10
100Bloomer3 499113,14
101Ashland7 859253,18
102Mauston4 364143,21
103Medford4 313143,25
104Seymour3 474123,45
105West Milwaukee4 107307,30
106Lake Delton3 005247,99

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Cedarburg11 54820,17
2Muskego25 22450,20
3Whitefish Bay13 81630,22
4Waupun11 31530,27
5Hobart-Lawrence15 46080,52
6Onalaska18 825100,53
7Burlington11 05760,54
8Mequon24 548140,57
9Middleton20 072120,60
10Pleasant Prairie21 074130,62
11Hartford15 460100,65
12Monroe10 53770,66
13Grafton11 79880,68
14Oregon10 67780,75
15Oconomowoc16 980130,77
16De Pere25 163200,79
17Germantown19 983160,80
18River Falls16 069130,81
19Caledonia25 123210,84
20Kaukauna16 341140,86
21Holmen10 21790,88
22Greendale14 057130,92
23Deforest10 766100,93
24Marinette10 569111,04
25Waunakee14 163151,06
26Fox Valley Metro22 190251,13
27Ashwaubenon17 311211,21
28Fox Crossing18 992251,32
29Verona13 510181,33
30Hudson14 074191,35
31South Milwaukee20 731291,40
32Mount Pleasant27 070401,48
33Shorewood13 217201,51
34Plover13 164201,52
35Platteville12 115191,57
36Wisconsin Rapids17 613281,59
37Marshfield18 216291,59
38Cudahy18 164291,60
39Portage10 452171,63
40Beaver Dam16 375271,65
41Neenah26 133451,72
42Watertown23 596471,99
43Whitewater14 997312,07
44Fort Atkinson12 519262,08
45Stevens Point26 095552,11
46Menomonie16 573362,17
47Stoughton13 110302,29
48Baraboo12 151282,30
49Port Washington11 908292,44
50Two Rivers11 027282,54
51Glendale12 792332,58
52Menasha17 809482,70
53Superior25 967722,77
54Grand Chute23 450692,94
55Brown Deer11 869403,37
56Chippewa Falls14 237503,51
57Everest Metropolitan17 340764,38

30,000 – 100,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1New Berlin39 752200,50
2Franklin35 875250,70
3Menomonee Falls37 936280,74
4Brookfield38 879310,80
5Waukesha72 718670,92
6Sun Prairie34 562330,95
7Oak Creek36 679401,09
8Wauwatosa48 562571,17
9Greenfield37 387641,71
10West Bend31 638672,12
11Manitowoc32 497732,25
12Janesville64 6871482,29
13La Crosse51 5911222,36
14Appleton74 7572062,76
15Eau Claire69 1951912,76
16Oshkosh66 7971902,84
17Fitchburg30 854933,01
18Fond du Lac42 9541343,12
19West Allis59 3022113,56
20Sheboygan48 0351723,58
21Racine77 2692913,77
22Wausau38 5071564,05
23Beloit37 0251544,16

Over 100,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Kenosha100 2553113,10
2Madison261 2709403,60
3Green Bay104 9925295,04
4Milwaukee590 9237 87413,32

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