Columbia Heights, MN
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The crime rate in Columbia Heights is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Columbia Heights is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Columbia Heights is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Minnesota, Columbia Heights has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Columbia Heights compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Columbia Heights with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Columbia Heights's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Columbia Heights does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Columbia Heights.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Columbia Heights's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Columbia Heights is one in 636.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Columbia Heights's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Columbia Heights a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Columbia Heights is one in 38.

Columbia Heights Crime Data

 

Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Columbia Heights Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

31

522

553

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.57

26.48

28.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbia Heights 1.57
Minnesota 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 636

in Columbia Heights

1 in 412

in Minnesota

Columbia Heights VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 19,715
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 14 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.25 0.71 0.61

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbia Heights 26.48
Minnesota 22.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Columbia Heights

1 in 45

in Minnesota

Columbia Heights Property CRIMES

Population: 19,715
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 108 386 28
Rate per 1,000 5.48 19.58 1.42

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Columbia Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Columbia Heights 157
Minnesota 21