One Of The Most Dangerous Cities In The Country Is In Wisconsin
Wisconsin residents, listen up. One Wisconsin city has just been named one of the most dangerous in the entire country and the city also happens to be a big tourist destination, so be careful out there.
Money Inc just came out with a list of the twenty most dangerous cities in the country. Things like crime rates, kidnapping, homicide and the like were considered. Milwaukee came in near the bottom of the list at number sixteen.
This isn't great news, as Milwaukee is one of the busiest cities in all of Wisconsin. According to the report, the city is prone to muggings, burglary and other violent types of crimes. Another staggering statistic? The crime rate is 1,332 incidents per 100,000 residents, making it pretty high compared to other cities in the country.
The report also cites a few other factors, like the fact that it is the biggest city in Wisconsin, as the reason it made the cut. People of all socio-economic statuses calling Milwaukee home also played a role here. The larger the city, the more crime it seems.
Here's what else the report says about Milwaukee, including a tip for those visiting the area or living there:
Experts advise you to walk with a friend on the streets rather than alone, thanks to the crime rate of 1,332 incidents per 100,000 residents. So, if you have to talk to a stranger, make sure it’s in a public place to avoid being bait for criminals.
This may play into the fact that Milwaukee also took another distinctive title recently. Earlier this year, Milwaukee was named one of the most miserable places in the country. The study was done using data from the most recent U.S. Census Bureau, looking at things like crime, commute time and the like.
Milwaukee made the list of the most miserable cities in the country due to its high crime rate, just like this study done by Money Inc. It was also called "too industrial" with a high poverty rate and a high unemployment rate.
Don't fret too much if you live in the area or are from Milwaukee, taking this study personal. Every city has something to offer! Other cities that have been deemed dangerous for one reason or another include Kansas City, Saginaw, Springfield and Memphis.