Crime Rate

The crime rate is broken out in two categories; violent crime and property crime. Generally, crime is low in Minnesota. On a scale of 1 to 100 with 100 being high, Minnesota violent crime clocks in at 40.5 compared to 43.5 nationally. Property crime is even lower at 36.5, compared to 41.4 across the nation. 

Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. All violent crimes involve force or threat of force.

Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims.

 
  Crime Rate

 

 

Violent Crime

Property Crime

 Aitkin

58.9

60.0

 Aurora

36.0

28.9

 Babbitt

22.0

21.5

 Barnum

43.2

42.4

 Beaver Bay

66.5

70.2

 Big Falls

29.7

38.7

 Bigfork

39.9

54.3

 Biwabik

40.8

33.8

 Bovey

51.5

47.7

 Buhl

32.8

23.3

 Calumet

48.9

40.1

 Carlton

40.1

47.0

 Chisholm

46.8

36.7

 Cloquet

42.5

55.6

 Cohasset

22.1

23.4

 Coleraine

28.5

25.3

 Cook

42.8

45.3

 Cotton Township

31.1

44.2

 Cromwell

51.4

71.1

 Deer River

45.7

52.8

 Duluth

44.0

42.1

 Ely

39.6

37.0

 Eveleth

53.3

41.9

 Floodwood

47.2

38.1

 Gilbert

34.3

25.3

 Grand Marais

39.2

47.2

 Grand Rapids

42.9

54.3

 Hermantown

26.3

48.2

 Hibbing

39.6

28.9

 Hill City

57.4

57.3

 Hoyt Lakes

21.2

18.0

 International Falls

45.5

52.5

 Keewatin

43.4

33.4

 Kettle River

46.8

32.0

 La Prairie

33.6

24.2

 Lake Nebagamon Village

35.4

41.8

 Littlefork

27.6

33.2

 Lutsen Township

30.0

53.7

 McGrath

19.2

21.7

 McGregor

47.5

53.9

 Meadowlands

58.5

58.1

 Moose Lake

54.1

49.7

 Mountain Iron

39.1

38.2

 Nashwauk

42.0

38.7

 Northome

30.4

32.5

 Orr

50.1

48.8

 Poplar Village

28.0

23.1

 Proctor

28.5

23.9

 Ranier

32.0

34.4

 Rice Lake

76.0

56.5

 Silver Bay

20.5

18.2

 Solon Springs Town

45.8

43.6

 Solon Springs Village

45.8

43.6

 Superior

31.5

33.6

 Superior Village

31.5

33.6

 Tamarack

38.7

38.9

 Thomson Township

8.9

3.1

 Tofte Township

30.0

53.8

 Tower

51.2

45.5

 Two Harbors

39.3

41.7

 Virginia

52.2

70.6

 Warba

41.9

44.5

 White Township

17.3

12.7

 Wrenshall

22.9

4.8


 Source: Sperling's Best Places (www.bestplaces.net)