Cottage Grove, MN
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Cottage Grove, MN crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Cottage Grove is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Cottage Grove is 1 in 53. Based on FBI crime data, Cottage Grove is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Minnesota, Cottage Grove has a crime rate that is higher than 71% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Cottage Grove has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Cottage Grove is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove.

For Cottage Grove, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Cottage Grove than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2993, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cottage Grove's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove is one in 54.

Cottage Grove Crime Data

 

Crime Index

39

(100 is safest)


Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Cottage Grove Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

12

660

672

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.33

18.38

18.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cottage Grove 0.33
Minnesota 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,993

in Cottage Grove

1 in 412

in Minnesota

Cottage Grove VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 35,918
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 1 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.03 0.22

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
Cottage Grove 18.38
Minnesota 22.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 54

in Cottage Grove

1 in 45

in Minnesota

Cottage Grove Property CRIMES

Population: 35,918
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 84 542 34
Rate per 1,000 2.34 15.09 0.95

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

Cottage Grove Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cottage Grove 18
Minnesota 21