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FREEDOM — Safewise.com has come out with a list of the 20 safest cities in Wisconsin for 2018.

Analysts identified the 20 safest cities in Wisconsin by taking a look at the FBI crime report statistics and population data. Cities that fell below identified population thresholds or that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI were excluded from the ranking system.

The list is based on the number of reported violent crimes in each city, and if there was a tie, property crimes were factored in. Analysts then calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city.

Safewise.com notes that Wisconsin “exemplifies a deep commitment to fighting crime—and caring for crime victims,” pointing to the fact that we were the first state in the nation to pass a crime victim bill of rights, along with Marsy’s Law, which aims to strengthen crime victims’ rights under the Wisconsin constitution.

Here’s the list:

1. Freedom
Population: 6,098
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.00
Property crimes per 1,000: 1.48
Total crime: 0% violent, 100% property

2. Beaver Dam Township
Population: 3,887
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.00
Property crimes per 1,000: 1.54
Total crime: 0% violent, 100% property

3. Bayside
Population: 4,417
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.00
Property crimes per 1,000: 4.98
Total crime: 0% violent, 100% property

4. Fox Point
Population: 6,754
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.00
Property crimes per 1,000: 7.85
Total crime: 0% violent, 100% property

5. Sauk Prairie
Population: 4,640
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.00
Property crimes per 1,000: 15.73
Total crime: 0% violent, 100% property

6. Hartland
Population: 9,239
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.11
Property crimes per 1,000: 5.95
Total crime: 1.82% violent, 98.18% property

7. Grand Rapids
Population: 7,466
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.13
Property crimes per 1,000: 9.91
Total crime: 1.35% violent, 98.65% property

8. Hobart-Lawrence
Population: 13,793
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.15
Property crimes per 1,000: 4.42
Total crime: 3.28% violent, 96.72% property

9. Elm Grove
Population: 6,222
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.16
Property crimes per 1,000: 12.86
Total crime: 1.25% violent, 98.75% property

10. Cedarburg
Population: 11,488
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.17
Property crimes per 1,000: 7.05
Total crime: 2.47% violent, 97.53% property

11. Slinger
Population: 5,232
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.19
Property crimes per 1,000: 13.57
Total crime: 1.41% violent, 98.59% property

12. Geneva Town
Population: 5,050
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.20
Property crimes per 1,000: 12.28
Total crime: 1.61% violent, 98.39% property

13. Richland Center
Population: 4,980
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.20
Property crimes per 1,000: 12.85
Total crime: 1.56% violent, 98.44% property

14. Muskego
Population: 24,876
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.20
Property crimes per 1,000: 7.48
Total crime: 2.69% violent, 97.31% property

15. Oconomowoc Town
Population: 8,662
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.23
Property crimes per 1,000: 1.62
Total crime: 14.29% violent, 85.71% property

16. Kewaskum
Population: 4,117
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.24
Property crimes per 1,000: 9.23
Total crime: 2.63% violent, 97.37% property

17. Mequon
Population: 24,114
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.25
Property crimes per 1,000: 8.17
Total crime: 3.05% violent, 96.95% property

18. Sheboygan Falls
Population: 7,849
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.25
Property crimes per 1,000: 4.46
Total crime: 5.71% violent, 94.29% property

19. Delafield
Population: 7,194
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.28
Property crimes per 1,000: 23.21
Total crime: 1.20% violent, 98.80% property

20. Sturtevant
Population: 6,958
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.29
Property crimes per 1,000: 6.47
Total crime: 4.44% violent, 95.56% property

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