SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Minnesota for 2019. See if your city made the list.
The North Star State doesn’t need to wish upon a celestial body for lower crime rates. This northern gem already does better than national crime rates for both violent and property crime. Minnesota’s violent crime rate is 2.95 incidents per 1,000 people, compared to the national rate of 4.49. With such good numbers, it’s no surprise that we welcomed back 40% of the cities that were honored last year.
And the good streak continues with property crime—Minnesota slides just under the national average with 26.17 incidents per 1,000. The national property crime rate is 27.11.
Each of the top five cities had either zero or one violent crime reported, and none of those was murder or robbery.
Only three cities reported a murder—that means 85% of the cities were murder-free.
90% of the cities had fewer than 20 total violent crimes and the highest was just 32 in Eden Prairie, which has more than 64,000 residents.
60% of the cities had fewer than 200 total property crimes reported.
Property crime is the state’s top safety concern, according to our State of Safety report, but Minnesota is less concerned about (and has less personal experience with) violent crime than the rest of the country.
Minnesota is below national averages for concerns in every single State of Safety area except carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning, and tornadoes.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more