Golden Valley, MN
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The crime rate in Golden Valley is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Golden Valley is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Golden Valley is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Minnesota, Golden Valley has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Golden Valley compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Golden Valley with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Golden Valley'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 Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Golden Valley's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Golden Valley is one in 925.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Golden Valley's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley is one in 46.

Golden Valley Crime Data

 
Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Golden Valley Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

463

486

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.08

21.77

22.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Golden Valley 1.08
Minnesota 2.43
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 925

in Golden Valley

1 in 412

in Minnesota
Golden Valley VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 21,270
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 6 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.33 0.28 0.47
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
Golden Valley 21.77
Minnesota 22.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Golden Valley

1 in 45

in Minnesota
Golden Valley Property CRIMES
Population: 21,270
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 395 15
Rate per 1,000 2.49 18.57 0.71
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

Golden Valley Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Golden Valley 46
Minnesota 21