West St. Paul, MN
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West St. Paul, 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

With a crime rate of 64 per one thousand residents, West 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 16. Within Minnesota, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than West St. Paul.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 19,727, West St. Paul has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether West St. Paul does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as West St. Paul.

Now let us turn to take a look at how West 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 West St. Paul.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in West 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 West St. Paul; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 227. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in West 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 West St. Paul, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 17, which is a rate of 60 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that West 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 West St. Paul is one in 250.

West St. Paul Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

West St. Paul Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

87

1,183

1,270

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.41

59.97

64.38

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West St. Paul 4.41
Minnesota 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 227

in West St. Paul

1 in 412

in Minnesota

West St. Paul VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 19,727
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 13 19 54
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.66 0.96 2.74

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
West St. Paul 59.97
Minnesota 22.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 17

in West St. Paul

1 in 45

in Minnesota

West St. Paul Property CRIMES

Population: 19,727
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 141 963 79
Rate per 1,000 7.15 48.82 4.00

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

West St. Paul Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West St. Paul 253
Minnesota 21