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Safest Places to Live in Wisconsin 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

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 capital of Wisconsin is Madison, whereas the largest city is Milwaukee, with almost 600,000 residents.

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

From 2016 to 2017, violent crime increased by 4.6%, which is a 4.2% increase per 100,000 people.

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, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

50 Safest Places in Wisconsin 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Arcadia 3065 0 0,00
2 Milton Town 3114 0 0,00
3 Thiensville 3137 0 0,00
4 Barron 3300 0 0,00
5 Fulton 3379 0 0,00
6 Hartford Township 3561 0 0,00
7 North Hudson 3801 0 0,00
8 Beaver Dam Township 3912 0 0,00
9 Bayside 4375 0 0,00
10 Geneva Town 5032 0 0,00
11 Lake Hallie 6742 0 0,00
12 Oconomowoc Town 8692 1 0,12
13 Delavan Town 5322 1 0,19
14 Mequon 24311 5 0,21
15 Sauk Prairie 4611 1 0,22
16 Kewaskum 4139 1 0,24
17 Sheboygan Falls 7945 2 0,25
18 Cedarburg 11469 3 0,26
19 Grand Rapids 7385 2 0,27
20 Tomahawk 3147 1 0,32
21 Onalaska 18841 6 0,32
22 Hartland 9302 3 0,32
23 Algoma 3071 1 0,33
24 Edgerton 5602 2 0,36
25 Muskego 25118 9 0,36
26 Franklin 36251 13 0,36
27 Mukwonago Town 8146 3 0,37
28 Evansville 5379 2 0,37
29 New Berlin 39763 15 0,38
30 Oregon 10549 4 0,38
31 Delafield 7588 3 0,40
32 Germantown 20014 8 0,40
33 Oconomowoc 16850 7 0,42
34 Sturtevant 6966 3 0,43
35 Oconto 4421 2 0,45
36 Saukville 4415 2 0,45
37 Cross Plains 4331 2 0,46
38 Hobart-Lawrence 14667 7 0,48
39 Elm Grove 6205 3 0,48
40 Town of East Troy 4058 2 0,49
41 Menomonee Falls 37712 21 0,56
42 Berlin 5365 3 0,56
43 Bloomer 3491 2 0,57
44 Peshtigo 3355 2 0,60
45 Grafton 11662 7 0,60
46 Mayville 4862 3 0,62
47 New Holstein 3098 2 0,65
48 Lodi 3058 2 0,65
49 Marshfield 18309 12 0,66
50 Genoa City 3005 2 0,67

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Crime Score in All Cities in Wisconsin 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Wisconsin cities.

It is obvious that 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
  • Over 30,000 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
1 Gilman 392 0 0,00
2 Hancock 404 0 0,00
3 Neshkoro 426 0 0,00
4 Wilton 498 0 0,00
5 Linden 532 0 0,00
6 Lena 539 0 0,00
7 Brownsville 573 0 0,00
8 Chenequa 597 0 0,00
9 Oconomowoc Lake 600 0 0,00
10 Avoca 627 0 0,00
11 Norwalk 628 0 0,00
12 Cascade 697 0 0,00
13 Wild Rose 700 0 0,00
14 Blanchardville 795 0 0,00
15 Pittsville 833 0 0,00
16 Highland 834 0 0,00
17 Rib Lake 875 0 0,00
18 Iron Ridge 895 0 0,00
19 Shiocton 920 0 0,00
20 Green Lake 925 0 0,00
21 Elkhart Lake 1022 0 0,00
22 Rosendale 1032 0 0,00
23 Rio 1040 0 0,00
24 Athens 1086 0 0,00
25 Strum 1094 0 0,00
26 Frederic 1098 0 0,00
27 Cashton 1103 0 0,00
28 Monticello 1204 0 0,00
29 Brandon-Fairwater 1208 0 0,00
30 Barneveld 1240 0 0,00
31 Westfield 1244 0 0,00
32 Grantsburg 1287 0 0,00
33 Independence 1305 0 0,00
34 Fall Creek 1309 0 0,00
35 Maple Bluff 1333 0 0,00
36 Elroy 1355 0 0,00
37 Blair 1365 0 0,00
38 Spring Valley 1374 0 0,00
39 Ripon Town 1381 0 0,00
40 Markesan 1399 0 0,00
41 Cornell 1412 0 0,00
42 Edgar 1452 0 0,00
43 Cleveland 1457 0 0,00
44 Brooklyn 1464 0 0,00
45 Niagara 1543 0 0,00
46 Sharon 1572 0 0,00
47 River Hills 1590 0 0,00
48 Spring Green 1641 0 0,00
49 Trempealeau 1645 0 0,00
50 Wind Point 1705 0 0,00
51 Fontana 1719 0 0,00
52 Campbellsport 1963 0 0,00
53 Cuba City 2037 0 0,00
54 Kohler 2077 0 0,00
55 Eagle Village 2086 0 0,00
56 Cumberland 2112 0 0,00
57 Clinton 2124 0 0,00
58 North Prairie 2236 0 0,00
59 Nekoosa 2408 0 0,00
60 Belleville 2432 0 0,00
61 Luxemburg 2562 0 0,00
62 Williams Bay 2600 0 0,00
63 Hortonville 2776 1 0,36
64 Mondovi 2613 1 0,38
65 Winneconne 2429 1 0,41
66 Linn Township 2403 1 0,42
67 New Glarus 2148 1 0,47
68 Woodruff 1952 1 0,51
69 Hammond 1887 1 0,53
70 Crandon 1833 1 0,55
71 Port Edwards 1772 1 0,56
72 Whitehall 1582 1 0,63
73 Eagle River 1514 1 0,66
74 Marathon City 1506 1 0,66
75 Bangor 1472 1 0,68
76 Fox Lake 1452 1 0,69
77 Montello 1439 1 0,69
78 Hurley 1426 1 0,70
79 Phillips 1345 1 0,74
80 Rome Town 2670 2 0,75
81 Mineral Point 2478 2 0,81
82 Hazel Green 1230 1 0,81
83 Neillsville 2410 2 0,83
84 Shullsburg 1203 1 0,83
85 Marion 1191 1 0,84
86 Princeton 1165 1 0,86
87 Colfax 1142 1 0,88
88 Iron River 1133 1 0,88
89 Chetek 2141 2 0,93
90 Shorewood Hills 2101 2 0,95
91 Durand 1805 2 1,11
92 Palmyra 1766 2 1,13
93 Elk Mound 875 1 1,14
94 Fall River 1703 2 1,17
95 Osseo 1671 2 1,20
96 Galesville 1585 2 1,26
97 Lomira 2366 3 1,27
98 Pepin 775 1 1,29
99 La Farge 766 1 1,31
100 Wautoma 2130 3 1,41
101 Three Lakes 2088 3 1,44
102 Juneau 2662 4 1,50
103 Muscoda 1253 2 1,60
104 Poynette 2489 4 1,61
105 Webster 619 1 1,62
106 Theresa 1206 2 1,66
107 Oxford 599 1 1,67
108 Westby 2255 4 1,77
109 St. Croix Falls 2036 4 1,96
110 Albany 999 2 2,00
111 Fennimore 2478 5 2,02
112 Spencer 1908 4 2,10
113 Big Bend 1395 3 2,15
114 Hayward 2296 5 2,18
115 Birchwood 428 1 2,34
116 Siren 773 2 2,59
117 Osceola 2500 7 2,80
118 Washburn 2039 6 2,94
119 Gillett 1313 4 3,05
120 Park Falls 2227 7 3,14
121 New Lisbon 2500 8 3,20
122 Mishicot 1381 5 3,62
123 Boyceville 1098 4 3,64
124 Adams 1852 7 3,78
125 Bayfield 471 2 4,25
126 Darlington 2351 10 4,25
127 Endeavor 460 2 4,35
128 Butler 1812 9 4,97
129 Spooner 2583 13 5,03
130 Manawa 1284 8 6,23

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Arcadia 3065 0 0,00
2 Milton Town 3114 0 0,00
3 Thiensville 3137 0 0,00
4 Barron 3300 0 0,00
5 Fulton 3379 0 0,00
6 Hartford Township 3561 0 0,00
7 North Hudson 3801 0 0,00
8 Beaver Dam Township 3912 0 0,00
9 Bayside 4375 0 0,00
10 Geneva Town 5032 0 0,00
11 Lake Hallie 6742 0 0,00
12 Oconomowoc Town 8692 1 0,12
13 Delavan Town 5322 1 0,19
14 Sauk Prairie 4611 1 0,22
15 Kewaskum 4139 1 0,24
16 Sheboygan Falls 7945 2 0,25
17 Grand Rapids 7385 2 0,27
18 Tomahawk 3147 1 0,32
19 Hartland 9302 3 0,32
20 Algoma 3071 1 0,33
21 Edgerton 5602 2 0,36
22 Mukwonago Town 8146 3 0,37
23 Evansville 5379 2 0,37
24 Delafield 7588 3 0,40
25 Sturtevant 6966 3 0,43
26 Oconto 4421 2 0,45
27 Saukville 4415 2 0,45
28 Cross Plains 4331 2 0,46
29 Elm Grove 6205 3 0,48
30 Town of East Troy 4058 2 0,49
31 Berlin 5365 3 0,56
32 Bloomer 3491 2 0,57
33 Peshtigo 3355 2 0,60
34 Mayville 4862 3 0,62
35 New Holstein 3098 2 0,65
36 Lodi 3058 2 0,65
37 Genoa City 3005 2 0,67
38 Sturgeon Bay 8889 6 0,67
39 Campbell Township 4366 3 0,69
40 Holmen 9993 7 0,70
41 Mukwonago 8034 6 0,75
42 Pulaski 3581 3 0,84
43 Reedsburg 9518 8 0,84
44 Cottage Grove 7024 6 0,85
45 Beloit Town 7688 7 0,91
46 East Troy 4333 4 0,92
47 Brodhead 3247 3 0,92
48 Jackson 7156 7 0,98
49 Pewaukee Village 8172 8 0,98
50 Twin Lakes 6077 6 0,99
51 West Salem 5055 5 0,99
52 Hales Corners 7640 8 1,05
53 Chilton 3798 4 1,05
54 McFarland 8544 9 1,05
55 Mount Horeb 7462 8 1,07
56 Milton 5585 6 1,07
57 Monona 8183 9 1,10
58 Omro 3590 4 1,11
59 Ripon 7823 9 1,15
60 Plymouth 8554 10 1,17
61 Fox Point 6671 8 1,20
62 Summit 4947 6 1,21
63 Mosinee 4003 5 1,25
64 Dodgeville 4734 6 1,27
65 Kronenwetter 7813 10 1,28
66 Brillion 3116 4 1,28
67 Elkhorn 9934 13 1,31
68 Viroqua 4461 6 1,34
69 Tomah 9394 13 1,38
70 Medford 4294 6 1,40
71 Richland Center 4968 7 1,41
72 Seymour 3460 5 1,45
73 Colby-Abbotsford 4085 6 1,47
74 St. Francis 9459 14 1,48
75 Lake Mills 5925 9 1,52
76 Ellsworth 3287 5 1,52
77 Altoona 7827 12 1,53
78 Brookfield Township 6295 10 1,59
79 Minocqua 4380 7 1,60
80 Prairie du Chien 5618 9 1,60
81 Clintonville 4332 7 1,62
82 Jefferson 8021 13 1,62
83 Lake Geneva 7907 13 1,64
84 Rothschild 5334 9 1,69
85 Black River Falls 3488 6 1,72
86 Bloomfield 6323 11 1,74
87 North Fond du Lac 5079 9 1,77
88 Slinger 5476 10 1,83
89 Ladysmith 3120 6 1,92
90 New Richmond 9052 18 1,99
91 Sparta 9681 20 2,07
92 Merrill 9091 19 2,09
93 Prescott 4273 9 2,11
94 Delavan 9938 21 2,11
95 Waupaca 5859 14 2,39
96 Waterloo 3337 8 2,40
97 Marshall Village 3988 10 2,51
98 New London 7083 18 2,54
99 Rhinelander 7535 21 2,79
100 Rice Lake 8332 25 3,00
101 Horicon 3605 11 3,05
102 Kiel 3780 12 3,17
103 Boscobel 3104 10 3,22
104 Antigo 7720 25 3,24
105 Wisconsin Dells 3018 10 3,31
106 Mauston 4390 16 3,64
107 Lancaster 3717 14 3,77
108 Columbus 5037 19 3,77
109 Shawano 8936 34 3,80
110 Ashland 7770 31 3,99
111 Lake Delton 3005 17 5,66
112 Town of Madison 6942 50 7,20
113 West Milwaukee 4152 51 12,28

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Mequon 24311 5 0,21
2 Cedarburg 11469 3 0,26
3 Onalaska 18841 6 0,32
4 Muskego 25118 9 0,36
5 Oregon 10549 4 0,38
6 Germantown 20014 8 0,40
7 Oconomowoc 16850 7 0,42
8 Hobart-Lawrence 14667 7 0,48
9 Grafton 11662 7 0,60
10 Marshfield 18309 12 0,66
11 Whitefish Bay 13933 10 0,72
12 Fox Valley Metro 22006 16 0,73
13 Ashwaubenon 17316 13 0,75
14 Caledonia 25047 21 0,84
15 Greendale 14181 12 0,85
16 Marinette 10561 9 0,85
17 Deforest 10557 9 0,85
18 Mount Pleasant 26571 23 0,87
19 River Falls 15578 16 1,03
20 Fox Crossing 19323 20 1,04
21 Monroe 10575 11 1,04
22 Waupun 11260 12 1,07
23 Plover 12853 14 1,09
24 Everest Metropolitan 17392 19 1,09
25 Hartford 15183 17 1,12
26 Cudahy 18290 24 1,31
27 Shorewood 13368 18 1,35
28 Burlington 11039 15 1,36
29 Hudson 13848 19 1,37
30 Verona 13490 19 1,41
31 Waunakee 14000 20 1,43
32 De Pere 25199 38 1,51
33 Wisconsin Rapids 17725 27 1,52
34 Stevens Point 26233 40 1,52
35 Beaver Dam 16394 25 1,52
36 Kaukauna 16172 25 1,55
37 Port Washington 11831 19 1,61
38 Whitewater 14561 24 1,65
39 South Milwaukee 20972 35 1,67
40 Stoughton 13149 22 1,67
41 Menomonie 16450 28 1,70
42 Pleasant Prairie 20911 36 1,72
43 Chippewa Falls 14084 26 1,85
44 Watertown 23628 46 1,95
45 Baraboo 12178 24 1,97
46 Fort Atkinson 12495 25 2,00
47 Grand Chute 22865 52 2,27
48 Portage 10496 25 2,38
49 Platteville 12642 31 2,45
50 Menasha 17788 45 2,53
51 Middleton 19970 52 2,60
52 Superior 26054 76 2,92
53 Two Rivers 11077 36 3,25
54 Glendale 12710 53 4,17
55 Brown Deer 11963 51 4,26

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Franklin 36251 13 0,36
2 New Berlin 39763 15 0,38
3 Menomonee Falls 37712 21 0,56
4 Brookfield 38065 28 0,74
5 Sun Prairie 33390 27 0,81
6 Wauwatosa 48562 55 1,13
7 Oak Creek 36643 46 1,26
8 Waukesha 72672 92 1,27
9 Oshkosh 66736 115 1,72
10 Greenfield 36850 64 1,74
11 West Bend 31651 56 1,77
12 Manitowoc 32557 71 2,18
13 Appleton 74931 165 2,20
14 Fond du Lac 42777 101 2,36
15 Janesville 64471 167 2,59
16 La Crosse 51901 145 2,79
17 Fitchburg 30151 86 2,85
18 Eau Claire 68923 199 2,89
19 Wausau 38682 119 3,08
20 West Allis 59887 195 3,26
21 Kenosha 99948 338 3,38
22 Sheboygan 48195 183 3,80
23 Madison 258455 1043 4,04
24 Green Bay 105281 483 4,59
25 Beloit 36746 171 4,65
26 Racine 77373 435 5,62
27 Milwaukee 595619 8416 14,13

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