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.

This table lists 20 of the largest communities in the region. For information on smaller towns, contact Karl Schuettler at 218-529-7564 or kschuettler@northspan.org.

 
  Crime Rate

 

 

Violent Crime

Property Crime

  Aitkin

58.9

60

  Chisholm

46.8

36.7

  Cloquet

42.5

55.6

  Cohasset

22.1

23.4

  Duluth

44

42.1

  Ely

39.6

37

  Eveleth

53.3

41.9

  Grand Marais

39.2

47.2

  Grand Rapids

42.9

54.3

  Hermantown

26.3

48.2

  Hibbing

39.6

28.9

  Hoyt Lakes

21.2

18

  International Falls

45.5

52.5

  Moose Lake

54.1

49.7

  Mountain Iron

39.1

38.2

  Proctor

28.5

23.9

  Rice Lake

76

56.5

  Silver Bay

20.5

18.2

  Superior

31.5

33.6

  Two Harbors

39.3

41.7

  Virginia

52.2

70.6


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