At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Wisconsin with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Wisconsin with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.

2016 Wisconsin Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Reedsburg
    • Population 9,601, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: John F. Kennedy once visited Main Street in Reedsburg to campaign for the U.S. presidency.
  2. Oregon
    • Population 10,009, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Oregon was once named as the “Rome Corners.”
  3. East Troy
    • Population 4,313, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Pearl Jam celebrated their 20th anniversary with a two-day blow out in East Troy.
  4. Chilton
    • Population 3,917, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The first residents of Chilton were African-American former slave Moses Stanton and native american wife, Catherine.
  5. Greendale
    • Population 14,394, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Greenbelt was one of the communities constructed as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.
  6. Jackson
    • Population 6,811, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Jackson was named after President Andrew Jackson.
  7. Freedom
    • Population 6,062, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: The first settler, James Andrew Jackson, an African-American, named the town “Freedom” since he obtained his freedom here.
  8. Port Washington
    • Population 11,662, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Port Washington was named in honor of President George Washington.
  9. Grafton
    • Population 11,540, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Grafton was originally called Hamburg.
  10. Walworth
    • Population 2,834, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Walworth is home to Kikkoman’s first American factory, the first Japanese company to open a factory in the U.S.


2016 Wisconsin Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Bayfield
    • Population 480, Burglaries 6
    • Town trivia: Bayfield is known as Oshki-oodena in the Anishinaabe language, meaning new town.
  2. Antigo
    • Population 7,849, Burglaries 88
    • Town trivia: On April 24, 2016, a former Antigo High School student shot two students during prom with a rifle, and was later shot on scene by a police officer.
  3. Racine
    • Population 77,887, Burglaries 774
    • Town trivia: Melted milk balls were invented in Racine.
  4. Milwaukee
    • Population 600,400, Burglaries 5,481
    • Town trivia: ATMs are better known as tyme machines in Milwaukee.
  5. Theresa
    • Population 1,210, Burglaries 11
    • Town trivia: During WWI, former mayor Milwaukee and Socialist party member Emil Seidel was prevented from holding a ‘pro-German’ meeting in Theresa.
  6. Lake Delton
    • Population 2,962, Burglaries 26
    • Town trivia: Lake Delton holds the world’s largest Trojan Horse and world’s largest Pink Flamingo.
  7. Siren
    • Population 785, Burglaries 6
    • Town trivia: The original name for the town is Syren, Swedish for “lilac,” which the postal dept. thought was a spelling error, so they changed it to Siren.
  8. West Milwaukee
    • Population 4,217, Burglaries 32
    • Town trivia: West Milwaukee is a village in Milwaukee.
  9. Wisconsin Rapids
    • Population 17,869, Burglaries 135
    • Town trivia: The American Indians called Wisconsin Rapids, “Ahdawagam,” which means “Two-sided Rapids.”
  10. Superior
    • Population 26,574, Burglaries 196
    • Town trivia: Superior in the Ojibwe language is called “Gete-oodena,” meaning Old Town.

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