Reported Annual Crime In Cottage Grove

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCottage Grove/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime672n/a (estimate)1,8742,4652,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCottage Grove/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.44.9
Rape3n/a8.442.338.6
Robbery1n/a2.868.7101.9
Assault8n/a22.3129.2237.8
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)33243373
Burglary84n/a234.2351.6491.4
Theft542n/a1,511.11,725.21,775.4
Vehicle theft34n/a94.8145.4220.2
Property crime660n/a (estimate)1,8402,2222,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Cottage Grove, MN is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 24% lower than the average of crimes committed in Minnesota. It is also 34% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Cottage Grove, MN shows a crime rate that is 86% lower than the Minnesota average. The crime rate is also 91% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Cottage Grove, MN is shown to be 17% lower than the Minnesota average and 26% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Cottage Grove is 34% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.13 daily crimes that occur in Cottage Grove.
  • Cottage Grove is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Cottage Grove you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Cottage Grove has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Cottage Grove (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Cottage Grove, MN per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Minnesota and on a national level. In Cottage Grove, MN the total number of daily crimes is 1.32 times less than the Minnesota average and 1.53 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Cottage Grove, MN is 7.25 times less than the Minnesota average and 11.14 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Cottage Grove, MN has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times less than the Minnesota average and 1.35 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Cottage Grove (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Cottage Grove, MN area in comparison to other Minnesota communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Cottage Grove, MN being safer than 59% of cities in Minnesota and 75% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Minnesota cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Cottage Grove, MN. In conclusion, Cottage Grove, MN now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cottage Grove

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cottage Grove is 1 in 2990
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cottage Grove is 1 in 55
The chance of being a victim of crime in Cottage Grove is 1 in 54
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Cottage Grove, MN? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Cottage Grove, MN your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2990. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 55 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Cottage Grove, MN is 1 in 54.

Year Over Year Crime In Cottage Grove (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Cottage Grove, MN is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Cottage Grove, MN has decreased by 41%, the amount of property crime in Cottage Grove, MN has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Cottage Grove, MN has decreased by 4% year to year.

Cottage Grove police department

ItemCottage GroveMinnesotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)456,967556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.31.83.3
There are a total of 45 Cottage Grove police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29% less than the Minnesota average and 61% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Minnesota

StateTotal offendersMinnesota /100KNational /100K
Minnesota3367222
There are a total of 336 sex offenders in Minnesota. This yields a total of 7 sex offenders in Minnesota per 100,000 residents which is 97% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bayport, MN3,58153213267
Little Canada, MN10,01548300348
Afton, MN2,91238349387
North Hudson, WI3,77652523575
Lakeland, MN1,76172654725
Cottage Grove, MN35,169331,8401,874

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San Juan, TX35,1835422,8213,363
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Schertz, TX35,0931731,6101,783
Merrillville, IN35,2621353,3313,466
Cottage Grove, MN35,169331,8401,874
Source: The Cottage Grove, MN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.