Golden Valley, 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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 about Scout's Crime Data

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 25 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 39. 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 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 510. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Golden Valley's rate for property crime is 24 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 43.

Importantly, we found that Golden Valley has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Golden Valley is one in 278.

Golden Valley Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 15% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Golden Valley Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Golden Valley

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 510

in Golden Valley

1 in 317

in Minnesota

Golden Valley Violent Crimes

Population: 21,942
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 11 26
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.27 0.50 1.18

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 19
    Golden Valley

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Golden Valley

1 in 48

in Minnesota

Property Crimes

Population: 21,942
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 104 333 79
Rate per 1,000 4.74 15.18 3.60

United States Property Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Golden Valley Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 26.8
    Golden Valley