Winona, MN
Crime Rates


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Winona, 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

The crime rate in Winona is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Winona is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Winona is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Minnesota, Winona has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. It is for these reasons that Winona is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

How does the crime rate in Winona compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Winona with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Winona's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Winona 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 Winona.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Winona's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Winona is one in 677.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Winona's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Winona 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 Winona is one in 38.

Winona Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Winona Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Winona 1.48
Minnesota 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 677

in Winona

1 in 412

in Minnesota


Population: 27,094
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 11 6 21
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.41 0.22 0.78


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)

Winona 26.13
Minnesota 22.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Winona

1 in 45

in Minnesota

Winona Property CRIMES

Population: 27,094
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 37 653 18
Rate per 1,000 1.37 24.10 0.66

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

Winona Crimes Per Square Mile

Winona 31
Minnesota 21