Wisconsin, nicknamed as the Badger State, has a population of 5,778,708 (as of 2016 estimates). Madison is the capital of the US state of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is the largest city, with 594,833 inhabitants.
The most dangerous cities are the largest city Milwaukee, Waukesha and West Allis. While the state’s violent crime is the 21st lowest in the US, with 305.8 per 100,000 residents, the situation is not the same in the cities. The city crime rate is far higher than the state rate. Aggravated assaults, homicides and robberies have a large share in 680.1 incidents for every 100,000 people in the city. The poverty rate here is 14.0% and the unemployment rate is 3.5%. According to the most recent statistics, the state’s unemployment indicator is nearly the same as the city’s - 3.4%. The per capita personal income was $35,239 in Wisconsin (as of 2008).
Some of the safest cities are Freedom and Muskego. Capital punishment was abolished in Wisconsin in 1853.
Prison and inmate records can be searched online. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections provides this service statewide, where resources can be found via offender identification number or name.
The same information is also available in the County Sheriff’s office in each county. Unlike the DOC, requests for records should be made in person, via phone or email.