Your first guess might be Wisconsin’s biggest city, Milwaukee, but you would be incorrect. Milwaukee actually ranks #3 on’s list of Most Dangerous Cities In Wisconsin.

In the #2 spot is the Village of Brown Deer, with 398 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents. Yeah, that math is a little…unsettling, but every city has redeeming qualities. Brown Deer is best known for its beautiful parks, economy, and education.

Beloit Wisconsin’s Main Street

At the fated #1 spot, the list ranks Beloit, Wisconsin, as the most dangerous city in the state. As with Brown Deer, Beloit has an impressive list of redeeming qualities despite having the second-highest murder rate in the state. Several fun shops and boutiques line the charming main street here that has undergone a successful revival in the past few years.