Goal: People living in Minnesota or visiting our state will feel safe.
The health of a region is dependent on the safety of its residents and visitors. People must feel secure in their homes and neighborhoods; they must be comfortable going to and from work, participating in recreational activities, and going out at night. Freedom from crime and the fear of crime promotes neighborhood connections, housing stability, an area's business climate and its economic future.
When people have opportunities for education and to participate in the economy, they are much less likely to perpetrate a crime. When people are the victims of crime, they may experience deterioration in their physical and mental health.