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Safest Cities In Wisconsin 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • 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]
69
  • Cottage Grove, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,729
76
  • Hobart, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,779
75
  • 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]
88
  • 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]
87
  • McFarland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,168
80
  • Sheboygan Falls, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,792
83
  • Oregon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,912
76
  • Sturtevant, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,961
84
  • Mount Horeb, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,389
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]
68
  • 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]
84
  • Kronenwetter, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,463
78
  • Edgerton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,494
83
  • 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]
92
  • Elm Grove, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,085
91
  • 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]
84
  • Hartland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,195
88
  • Fox Point, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,695
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]
85
  • Kaukauna, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,791
  • Living in Kaukauna, WI has plenty to offer, and it has a high livability score. There are not many residents in this town and, it is safe. The crime rate is lower than the national average, and the cost…[read more]
87
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,007
85
  • Mukwonago, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,549
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]
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
  • 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]
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]
74
  • Berlin, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,471
85
  • 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]
84
  • 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]
80
  • Windsor, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,658
81
  • DeForest, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,468
90
  • Pewaukee village, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,225
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]
81
  • Holmen, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,513
88
  • 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]
72
  • North Fond du Lac, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,020
91
  • Grafton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,563
  • We left California for the Milwaukee area when my husband was offered a job opportunity. I literally put in my “best case scenario” features for a home and zoomed out to see houses available that fit…[read more]
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]
75
  • Tichigan, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,459
86
  • Plymouth, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,454
86
  • River Falls, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,152
  • I experienced an awesome time while living in River Falls Wisconsin. The city falls within both Pierce and St. Croix counties. River Falls is close to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan district. The…[read more]
84
  • Lake Mills, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,796
92
  • Greendale, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,303
  • After living in Greendale, WI with my family for just shy of 17 years I can very highly recommend life here. In my opinion it's one of the best areas in the state to live in. If I had one complaint it…[read more]
88
  • Middleton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,707
  • I really loved living in Middleton, Wisconsin. This charming city is a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. Living in Middleton one can enjoy a beautiful, peaceful, lifestyle in this delightful city. Several…[read more]
87
  • Hales Corners, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,720
85
  • Slinger, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,190
78
  • Elkhorn, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,931
86
  • Delafield, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,218
86
  • Hartford, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,350
  • I've been living in Hartford for the last 12 years and have enjoyed the friendly neighborhood environment that I haven't experienced. I have developed lifelong friendships and relationships with…[read more]

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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