SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Wisconsin for 2019. See if your city made the list.
Wisconsin has a safety record to be proud of. Statewide rates of violent and property crime are below the national averages of 4.49 and 27.11, respectively. The Badger state reported 4.22 violent crimes per 1,000 in 2017, and the property crime rate was 22.71.
Among the safest cities, 80% had one or fewer violent crimes, and the top three saw zero. The cities did well in regard to property crime also, with no city having more than 16.77 incidents per 1,000. Arson was the least common property crime, with just two counts reported among all 20 cities.
Check out the full list to see if your Wisconsin city is one of the safest in the state.
55% of this year’s safest cities made the list for the second consecutive year.
Grand Rapids moved up from number seven last year to take the top spot. The city reported zero violent crimes and just 42 total property crimes.
80% of the cities reported zero rapes, 65% had no counts of robbery, and 45% had zero aggravated assaults.
Wisconsin listed digital security as the top safety concern, with 18% of our State of Safety respondents reporting a personal digital security issue in the past year. But that’s still better than the national average of 24%.
In general, Wisconsin is less concerned about violent crime than the rest of the country—just 45% made it one of their top worries, compared to the national average of 56%.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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