Melrose, MN
Crime Rates


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Melrose, 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

Your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Melrose is 1 in 517. This equates to a crime rate of 1.94 per 1,000 residents, making Melrose one of the safest communities in Minnesota to live in. In fact, it is one of the safest communities in the entire nation, according to FBI crime statistics.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Melrose, and we found that the crime rate in Melrose is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Melrose is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Melrose 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 Melrose.

Importantly, our analysis shows that Melrose has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Melrose's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Melrose compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Melrose is just 2 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Melrose is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Melrose Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 97% of U.S. Cities

Melrose Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Melrose 0.00
Minnesota 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in Melrose

1 in 412

in Minnesota


Population: 3,616
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00


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)

Melrose 1.94
Minnesota 22.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 517

in Melrose

1 in 45

in Minnesota

Melrose Property CRIMES

Population: 3,616
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1 6 0
Rate per 1,000 0.28 1.66 0.00

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

Melrose Crimes Per Square Mile

Melrose 2
Minnesota 21

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