Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN crime analytics


With a crime rate of 54 per one thousand residents, Minneapolis has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Minnesota, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Minneapolis. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Minneapolis to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Minneapolis, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Minneapolis is one in 93.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Minneapolis experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Minneapolis is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Minneapolis, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 44 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis is one in 236.

Minneapolis Crime Data

 
Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Minneapolis Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4,410

17,975

22,385

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.73

43.74

54.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Minneapolis 10.73
Minnesota 2.43
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 93

in Minneapolis

1 in 412

in Minnesota
Minneapolis VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 410,939
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 47 409 1,904 2,050
Rate per 1,000 0.11 1.00 4.63 4.99
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
Minneapolis 43.74
Minnesota 22.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Minneapolis

1 in 45

in Minnesota
Minneapolis Property CRIMES
Population: 410,939
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,587 12,648 1,740
Rate per 1,000 8.73 30.78 4.23
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

Minneapolis Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Minneapolis 390
Minnesota 21