Forest Lake, MN
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The crime rate in Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Forest Lake is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Minnesota, Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Forest Lake with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Forest Lake'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 Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 446. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Forest Lake's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake is one in 39.

Forest Lake Crime Data

 
Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Forest Lake Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

44

504

548

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.24

25.69

27.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Forest Lake 2.24
Minnesota 2.43
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 446

in Forest Lake

1 in 412

in Minnesota
Forest Lake VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 19,618
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 12 4 27
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.61 0.20 1.38
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
Forest Lake 25.69
Minnesota 22.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Forest Lake

1 in 45

in Minnesota
Forest Lake Property CRIMES
Population: 19,618
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 66 408 30
Rate per 1,000 3.36 20.80 1.53
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

Forest Lake Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Forest Lake 15
Minnesota 21