St. Paul, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, St. Paul 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 22. Within Minnesota, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than St. Paul.

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

For St. Paul, 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 St. Paul is one in 163.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in St. Paul is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In St. Paul, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that 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 St. Paul is one in 123.

St. Paul Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

St. Paul Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,893

12,036

13,929

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.14

39.07

45.21

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
6.14
2.36
National Median: 4
    St. Paul
    Minnesota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 163

in St. Paul

1 in 423

in Minnesota

St. Paul VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 308,096
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 29 249 593 1,022
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.81 1.92 3.32

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
39.07
20.79
National Median: 21
    St. Paul
    Minnesota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in St. Paul

1 in 48

in Minnesota

St. Paul Property CRIMES

Population: 308,096
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,126 7,399 2,511
Rate per 1,000 6.90 24.02 8.15

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

St. Paul Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
248
21
National Median: 28.3
    St. Paul
    Minnesota