The US as a whole is averaging 3.8 people murdered per thousand residents. Wisconsin has a slightly lower homicide rate compared to the rest of the US. Appleton has an even lower rate at .01 per thousand. A very quick online search will pop up two events that recently occurred. The oldest was in December 2013 involving a nightclub shooting. The other was as recent as this year; an attempted homicide. Thankfully the woman lived.