Forest Lake, MN
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Forest Lake, MN crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Forest Lake is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (73%) and also has a lower crime rate than 64% of the communities in Minnesota, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Forest Lake is one in 133 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 39.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Forest Lake has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Forest Lake 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 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.

For Forest Lake, 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 Forest Lake than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1838, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Forest Lake is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Forest Lake than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 143.

Forest Lake Crime Data

 

Crime Index

73

(100 is safest)


Safer than 73% of U.S. Cities

Forest Lake Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

141

152

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.54

6.97

7.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Forest Lake 0.54
Minnesota 2.20

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,838

in Forest Lake

1 in 454

in Minnesota

Forest Lake VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 20,220
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Forest Lake 6.97
Minnesota 19.94

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 143

in Forest Lake

1 in 50

in Minnesota

Forest Lake Property CRIMES

Population: 20,220
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Forest Lake Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Forest Lake 4
Minnesota 20