(Waupun) Waupun was recently recognized as the ninth safest city in Wisconsin. The rankings released by the National Council for Home Safety and Security reviewed over 7,600 Wisconsin communities. They studied the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics and the total number of violent and property crimes reported by each city to compile their list. Waupun finished in the top ten after ranking fourteenth last year.
Police Chief Scott Louden says being proactive has allowed the city to jump up in the rankings. He says good people are moving into Waupun while those who are causing crimes are leaving. Waupun was the fifth fewest for property crimes with 81 and sixth in property crime rate.
Louden says the public plays a vital role in keeping their community safe as well as Mayor Julie Nickel and City Administrator Kathy Schlieve. He also credits the hard work from his staff which he calls the best he has seen in his 19 years in law enforcement.
Watertown was ranked as the 20th safest city while Beaver Dam was ranked 36th.