West 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 73 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 14. 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 19,961, 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 243. 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 15, which is a rate of 69 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 227.

West St. Paul Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

West St. Paul Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

82

1,373

1,455

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.11

68.78

72.89

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.11
2.36
National Median: 4
    West St. Paul
    Minnesota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 243

in West St. Paul

1 in 423

in Minnesota

West St. Paul VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 19,961
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 8 28 45
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.40 2.25

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
68.78
20.79
National Median: 21
    West St. Paul
    Minnesota

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in West St. Paul

1 in 48

in Minnesota

West St. Paul Property CRIMES

Population: 19,961
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 101 1,184 88
Rate per 1,000 5.06 59.32 4.41

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

West St. Paul Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
290
21
National Median: 28.3
    West St. Paul
    Minnesota