See Which Wisconsin Cities Made the List
Based on a population of at least 27,000
Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here.
You can thank Wisconsin if you love cheese and other products, as they are one of the biggest producers of dairy products. People come to Wisconsin for all its rivers and streams, so many rivers in fact, that they could go around the equator of earth. In the winter time, people come here for snowmobiling. The influential architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born here, as was the famous director and actor Orson Welles. With the best dairy in the country and outdoor activities, you’ll be pleased to know that Wisconsin also has many safe cities to reside in.
Wisconsin is home to 9 of the 500 safest cities in the country. Within the state, the 25 safest cities range from a safety score high of 89.32 to a low of 60.92. Twenty two of the those cities have safety rankings all above 70, which gives the state an average safety score higher than most other states. Many of the cities here have seen a decline in property crime rates as well. The need for home security systems has decreased due to this.
New Berlin is the safest city in the state according to our rankings, with a safety score of 89.32. It has a population of 39,906 with a median income of $90,659 for families. There are stable jobs and a good public school system here, which greatly contribute to the high safety score. With it being a short distance to Milwaukee, many move here to have a safe environment for their family and a short commute to their jobs in a bigger city.
Most of the safest cities in the state will be in the suburbs of Milwaukee. Menomonee Falls has a safety rating of 87.68 and is northwest of the major city of Milwaukee. Due west from Milwaukee is the 3rd safest city in the state – Waukesha with a safety rating of 85.03. If you want to be further inland but at a major city as well, then Madison could be the perfect fit, with a safety rating of 75.98.