Fergus Falls, MN
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Fergus Falls, 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 Fergus Falls is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 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 Fergus Falls is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Fergus Falls is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Minnesota, Fergus Falls has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Fergus Falls to other communities of similar population, then Fergus Falls crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Fergus Falls 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 Fergus Falls 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 Fergus Falls.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fergus Falls occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Fergus Falls; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 369. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Fergus Falls is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Fergus Falls, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Fergus Falls Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Fergus Falls Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Fergus Falls 2.71
Minnesota 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 369

in Fergus Falls

1 in 412

in Minnesota


Population: 13,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 7 22
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.53 0.53 1.66


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)

Fergus Falls 37.42
Minnesota 22.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Fergus Falls

1 in 45

in Minnesota

Fergus Falls Property CRIMES

Population: 13,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 93 391 13
Rate per 1,000 7.00 29.44 0.98

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

Fergus Falls Crimes Per Square Mile

Fergus Falls 35
Minnesota 21

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