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Cedarburg and Muskego rank in top five for Wisconsin safest cities

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Cedarburg and Muskego have ranked in the top five of a list of safest cities in Wisconsin. The list was put together by and took into account population, number of violent crimes and number of property crimes.

According to the list, the safest city in Wisconsin is Hobart-Lawrence in Brown County which averaged 0.15 violent crimes per 1,000 people. Cedarburg took fourth with only two reported violent crimes and 81 property crimes. Muskego took fifth with five violent crimes and 186 property crimes but also a population over twice that of Cedarburg. Waunakee and Oregon landed in second and third respectively.

The study took the FBI crime report and ranked cities based on violent crimes (assault, murder, rape and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, theft and car theft.) The number of crimes was averaged per 1,000 people and then weighted with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total over property crimes.

The full list includes 82 cities. Six Milwaukee County cities took the last ten spots with Wauwatosa ranking 74, West Allis 75, Brown Deer 80, Milwaukee 81 and Glendale 82.

To see the full ranking, click here. 

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