South St. Paul, MN
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The crime rate in South St. Paul is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 South St. Paul is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, South St. Paul is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Minnesota, South St. Paul has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in South St. Paul 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 South St. Paul; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 202. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 South St. Paul 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that South St. Paul's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes South St. Paul 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 South St. Paul is one in 40.

Importantly, we found that South St. Paul 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 South St. Paul is one in 385.

South St. Paul Crime Data

 
Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

South St. Paul Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

101

510

611

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.95

24.99

29.94

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South St. Paul 4.95
Minnesota 2.43
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 202

in South St. Paul

1 in 412

in Minnesota
South St. Paul VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 20,405
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 15 11 73
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.74 0.54 3.58
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
South St. Paul 24.99
Minnesota 22.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in South St. Paul

1 in 45

in Minnesota
South St. Paul Property CRIMES
Population: 20,405
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 107 350 53
Rate per 1,000 5.24 17.15 2.60
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

South St. Paul Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South St. Paul 100
Minnesota 21