Detroit Lakes, MN
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Detroit Lakes, 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 Detroit Lakes is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 Detroit Lakes is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Detroit Lakes is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Minnesota, Detroit Lakes has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Detroit Lakes to other communities of similar population, then Detroit Lakes crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Detroit Lakes does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Detroit Lakes 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 Detroit Lakes.

For Detroit Lakes, 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 Detroit Lakes than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1125, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Detroit Lakes's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Detroit Lakes 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 Detroit Lakes is one in 34.

Detroit Lakes Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Detroit Lakes Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

267

275

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.89

29.66

30.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Detroit Lakes 0.89
Minnesota 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,125

in Detroit Lakes

1 in 412

in Minnesota

Detroit Lakes VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 9,002
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.78

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
Detroit Lakes 29.66
Minnesota 22.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Detroit Lakes

1 in 45

in Minnesota

Detroit Lakes Property CRIMES

Population: 9,002
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 233 11
Rate per 1,000 2.55 25.88 1.22

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

Detroit Lakes Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Detroit Lakes 18
Minnesota 21

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