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Safest Cities In Wisconsin 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Cedarburg, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,516
  • I absolutely love living in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, especially in the fall when the trees change into such vibrant and delightful colors! It truly is the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen in my…[read more]
86
  • Muskego, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,650
  • I lived in Muskego for several years. If I didn't have to move elsewhere due to work, I likely would have stayed there indefinitely. It's a small city that doesn't have a whole lot in terms of…[read more]
76
  • Hobart, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,779
80
  • Hartland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,195
76
  • Sturtevant, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,961
80
  • Evansville, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
69
  • Cottage Grove, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,729
89
  • Oconomowoc, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,289
  • I love the lush greenery that surrounds my hometown Oconomowoc, WI. My small quaint city stays clean all year round. It’s well known that most people who move here stay forever. Home to more than 16,000…[read more]
83
  • Mequon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,663
  • Mequon is a wonderful place to live. Safe. People are friendly. Not congested. Open air feeling. Outstanding schools. Superior grocery stores. Best quality of life. Easy to drive around. No stress.…[read more]
82
  • Sheboygan Falls, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,792
78
  • Edgerton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,494
83
  • Oregon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,912
81
  • Holmen, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,513
79
  • Twin Lakes, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,059
67
  • Caledonia, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,767
  • I lived in Caledonia briefly, but there was so little to do there that I eventually left for a city with more opportunities. If you're thinking of moving here, you will almost certainly have better luck…[read more]
92
  • Elm Grove, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,085
86
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,007
88
  • New Berlin, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,807
  • A couple years back I was house hunting around the outskirts of Milwaukee. Some of the houses were located in New Berlin. I must say i loved the area! The community seemed buzzing and electric. People…[read more]
85
  • Richfield, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,483
  • Richfield is nothing less than amazing, it's a very small city that houses only an average of 1,200 residents with a median age of 42. This city does not just offer captivating landmarks and historical…[read more]
74
  • Mayville, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,016
88
  • Menomonee Falls, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,118
  • Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is a small town that has been my home for over 20 years. I love the neighborly feel, schools, and people. If you love motorcycles, particularly Harley Davidson you will love…[read more]
83
  • Kronenwetter, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,463
66
  • Wind Lake, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,383
  • My friend's son works for Amazon and delivers in the Wind lake area and even during this Pandemic daily he is called a ni**..and snatching packages and told to get off of their front porches. If thses…[read more]
81
  • DeForest, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,468
83
  • Pewaukee, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,979
  • Finding a living space in Wisconsin that is as interesting as living in Pewaukee will be quite difficult for anyone looking. As a resident of Pewaukee for the past 18 years, I can attest to the low crime…[read more]
84
  • Lake Mills, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,796
80
  • Windsor, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,658
74
  • Waupun, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,337
  • Waupun, Wisconsin is just a fantastic place. I don't know how else to put it. I have lived all over the United States and in my humble opinion, Waupun is one of the best areas in Wisconsin. I have been…[read more]
87
  • Delafield, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,218
90
  • Grafton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,563
  • Grafton, WI is a wonderfully slow paced and quiet village to live in that's only about 20 miles from Milwaukee. While Grafton, WI itself is a quiet and slow paced town, finding something to do is not a…[read more]
86
  • McFarland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,168
83
  • Mount Horeb, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,389
82
  • Jackson, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,839
80
  • Waunakee, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,092
  • We recently moved here from a metro area with high parent funding and support of schools, natural beauty and wealth. We thought Waunakee would be better even than this, but we have quickly learned that…[read more]
74
  • Tichigan, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,459
73
  • Berlin, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,471
82
  • Milton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,574
85
  • Franklin, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,155
  • A couple years back i was house hunting in the areas just outside of Milwaukee. I work there and wanted a place out of the city to raise a family but close enough to commute. There was an open house that…[read more]
83
  • Ripon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,712
87
  • Fox Point, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,695
86
  • Port Washington, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,531
  • I have had a very pleasant experience living in Port Washington Virginia. It is a close-knit well-rounded community. Port Washington has a splendid educational system that provides a strong foundation…[read more]
90
  • Whitefish Bay, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,088
  • I love raising my family in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin! This place has it all. A suburb of Milwaukee, but it still has a great sense of community. Many call this area quaint, but I call it heaven. It is…[read more]
81
  • Reedsburg, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,515
87
  • Monroe, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,771
  • Wonderful people, job stability, great schools, fun things to do, great places to both shop and eat are just a few of the great perks that you will find living in Monroe, Wisconsin! My favorite place…[read more]
86
  • Waukesha, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,016
  • The best part of my vacation to Waukesha, WI was that I found so many things for my entire family to do. This is usually a trying task for a mother of two pre-teens. I always loved visiting little known…[read more]
93
  • De Pere, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,544
  • De Pere, Wisconsin is a beautiful city located just outside of Green Bay. De Pere is known for being a clean and safe community that has a good police presence and low crime rate. The city is home to St.…[read more]
85
  • Plymouth, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,454
90
  • Pewaukee village, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,225
82
  • Burlington, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,571
  • I call the town of Burlington, Wisconsin home and I enjoy living here. The population here is low and this is a very close community. The crime rate here overall is decent. Luckily we do not see many…[read more]
85
  • Mukwonago, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,549

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Wisconsin. Finding the safest places to live in Wisconsin can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Wisconsin with a population over 5,000.

The Wisconsin cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Wisconsin? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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