A safe community translates to peace of mind for all who call it home, and for those who live in Fond du Lac County, peace of mind is in great supply. Fond du Lac County is consistently rated in the top 30 safest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, according to CQ Press.
According to the 2013 Metropolitan Crime Rate Rankings from CQ Press, the Fond du Lac Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses all of Fond du Lac County, is ranked as the 27th safest MSA out of 350 with rankings. Wisconsin proudly holds four of the top 30 spots in the rankings. These are the most up-to-date figures for crime rate rankings.
Using crime statistics from the FBI, city and metro area crime rates for six basic crime categories – murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft – were plugged into a formula that measured how a particular city or metro area compared to the national average for a given crime category. An equation was then developed and applied to all metro areas. What resulted was a measure of a metro area’s crime composite number compared to the national average.
For more detailed historical individual crime statistics, please explore the Data page under the Social category.