Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous, Deadly Places In Wisconsin

As far as states go, Wisconsin is a pretty safe one. In many towns, people still don’t lock their cars or houses. But of course, there are always dangerous spots. Listed below are the 10 most dangerous places in Wisconsin. How many of them have you been to?

What do you think of this list? Are there any other deadly places you would add? If so, please share them with us in the comments below.

Of course, while this list focuses on the most dangerous places to visit in Wisconsin, let’s not forget that the Badger State is a very safe and wonderful place to live and explore! Here are some of the state’s safest and most peaceful towns.


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February 18, 2022

What are the eight most dangerous cities in Wisconsin?

House Grail includes the eight cities below on their website. The ranking is based off FBI statistics from 2019.

1. Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin's largest city, has the most crime. In 2019, the city had a population of 577,222, a poverty rate of 22.4%, and 7,874 violent crimes.

2. Appleton
Appleton is located 108 miles north of Milwaukee. It's also the state's sixth largest city. In 2019, Appleton had a population of 75,644, a poverty rate of 11.5%, and 206 violent crimes.

3. Green Bay
Green Bay is the home of Wisconsin's NFL heroes the Green Bay Packers. In 2019, the city had a population of 107,395, a 16.8% poverty rate, and 529 violent crimes.

4. West Allis
West Allis is a suburb of Milwaukee. In 2019, the city had a population of 60,325, a poverty rate of 11.9%, and 211 violent crimes.

5. Madison
Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and the state's second largest city. In 2019, it had a population of 269,840, a poverty rate of 14.7%, and 940 violent crimes.

6. Racine
Racine is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, approximately 30 miles south of Milwaukee. In 2019, it had a population of 77,816, a poverty rate of 20.4%, and 291 violent crimes.

7. Janesville
Janesville is where the Parker Pen Company was founded in 1888. In 2019, the city had a population of 65,615, a poverty rate of 11.5%, and 148 violent crimes.

8. Kenosha
Kenosha, which, like Racine, is also located on the shore of Lake Michigan. In 2019, it had a population of 99,986, a poverty rate of 12.6%, and 311 violent crimes.

In addition to the eight cities listed above, what's another one of the most dangerous places to avoid in Wisconsin?

There are several dangerous places you'll want to avoid in Wisconsin, including the city of Ashland. Ashland is located on Lake Superior, and in 2019, as stated on, it had a population of less than 8,000. It also stated that in 2019, people had a 1 in 27 chance of becoming the victim of a property crime in Ashland. You'll want to use extreme caution whenever visiting this Wisconsin city.