These are the safest cities in Wisconsin in 2018

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A view of the last remaining covered bridge in the state of Wisconsin at Covered Bridge Park in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

The state may be best known for its beer, cheese and other dairy products — but Wisconsin is also filled with beautiful communities. The National Council for Home Safety and Security has come out with their ranking of the safest cities in Wisconsin for 2018.

The top 10 cities are:

  1. Hobart-Lawrence
  2. Waunakee
  3. Oregon
  4. Cedarburg
  5. Muskego
  6. Mequon
  7. Kaukauna
  8. Fox Valley Metro
  9. Oconomowoc
  10. Port Washington

According to their website, the National Council for Home Safety and Security is a national trade association comprised of licensed alarm installers, contractors, and other relevant trade groups across the United States. Here’s how they determined the top 10 list.

To identify the safest cities, officials at the National Council for Home Safety and Security reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics, along with their own population data and internal research. Cities that failed to submit a crime report — and cities with populations under 10,000 — were removed from the list.

The cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes.

To read more about the report — along with other state’s safest cities — CLICK HERE.

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