Wisconsin October 30, 2016
Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places In Wisconsin After Dark
Wisconsin is certainly not the most dangerous state in the country, and most of the time you can feel pretty safe in the Badger State. That being said, every state has its most and least dangerous places. The regional infotainment website
RoadSnacks FBI data on 118 places in Wisconsin to find its most dangerous cities. Of course, there are plenty of good qualities in these cities, and we aren’t suggesting you avoid them completely, but it’s always good to take precautions. Here are the 10 most dangerous cities in Wisconsin:
You're probably not surprised that the largest city in Wisconsin also had the most crime. This is common with America's bigger cities, and it doesn't mean you have to miss out on all this city has to offer. Still, it's wise to be extra careful in Wisconsin's most dangerous city.
Waupaca is way smaller than Milwaukee, with only around 6,000 people, yet it had the state's third highest violent crime rate. We love our state's small towns, so hopefully these numbers will improve soon.
3. West Allis
This Milwaukee suburb attracts lots of visitors as the home of the Wisconsin State Fair, but this could also account for its ranking on the list. Of course you should have fun at the fair, but take precautions to stay safe.
Ashland is another relatively small city, with a population of around 8,000 people. RoadSnacks questions whether its position as a port city has influenced its crime rates.
The city of Superior, another port city, took the number 5 spot. Notably, it had the second highest property crime rates in the state. Major highways running through the town could possibly impact the crime rates here.
Violent crime rates are much higher than property crime rates here. Don't let its ranking stop you from touring the historic downtown district or sampling some of its world famous pastries, just try to be more cautious when necessary.
Beloit had the fourth highest violent crime rating in the state, but it has plenty of redeeming qualities. The charming main street here has been the site of a successful revival in reccent years and has many fun shops and boutiques to enjoy.
This little city of around 13,000 people right outside of Milwaukee has made great efforts to increase its growth in recent years. This might contribute to it having the fourth highest property crime rates on the list, which had a lot to do with its ranking.
Another relatively small city of fewer than 8,000 people, Monona is the city where you are most likely to be the victim of property crime in the whole state. At least residents can take comfort knowing that the violent crime rates here were relatively low.
It's possible that its identity as a college town has something to do with its spot on this list, as any temporary increase in the number of residents (tourists, travelers, students, etc.) tends to have an effect on crime data. Of course, this shouldn't stop you from visiting this fun and dynamic city, but hopefully you will take precautions to keep yourself safe.
What did you think of this list? Do you feel safe in your city? You can take comfort in knowing that overall Wisconsin is a pretty safe state, but it’s always good to know more about your surroundings.