You may have heard news reports about recent rises in crime. Our Minnesota data show that violent crime rose sharply from 2020 to 2021.  Changes in other crime rates weren't so pronounced. See all our crime rate data here.

Fast facts

  1. Minnesota's violent crime rate rose sharply over the last two years


    In Minnesota, the rate of violent crime rose sharply from 2019 to 2021, reaching its highest level in more than a decade. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and human trafficking. All types of violent crime have increased over the past year.

  2. Minnesota's property crime rate has remained relatively steady over the last three years

    After decades of nearly consistent declines in property crime rates, Minnesota's property crime rates have remained steady over the past few years. Property crime generally includes burglary, larceny (theft), motor vehicle theft and arson.

  3. Statewide increases in the serious crime rate are guided by trends in the Twin Cities

    While the serious crime rate has increased in the Twin Cities over the past three years, it has declined almost every year for the past three decades in greater Minnesota. Serious crimes include both property and violent crimes.

  4. Larceny, or theft, is the most common type of serious crime

    Larceny remains - by far - the most common type of crime in Minnesota. It is reported more than twice as often as all other serious crimes combined.