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Public Safety

Public Safety


Local residents have long enjoyed the Madison Region as a safe place to live, work, and play. The region reports a lower crime rate than the Wisconsin statewide average, an asset that contributes to our unparalleled quality of life.

Property crime reported to law enforcement in 2009 declined 5.1% in the region, while violent crime remained steady at a rate of just two per thousand residents. Regional law enforcement agencies have crime prevention and safety programs in place, as well as emergency preparedness guidelines.

In 2010, a Farmers Insurance Group study ranked Madison the most secure U.S. community among large metropolitan areas, largely due to our low violent crime rate, low unemployment rate, and long life expectancy of residents. Madison has also appeared in Money Magazine’s top ten list of America’s safest cities.


Source: 2010 State of the Madison Region Report

According to a 2012 Business Insider ranking, Madison is the 4th safest city in America among cities with populations of 200,000 or more.