Reported Annual Crime In Forest Lake

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleForest Lake/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime548n/a (estimate)2,7882,4652,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleForest Lake/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a5.12.44.9
Rape12n/a61.142.338.6
Robbery4n/a20.468.7101.9
Assault27n/a137.4129.2237.8
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)224243373
Burglary66n/a335.8351.6491.4
Theft408n/a2,075.91,725.21,775.4
Vehicle theft30n/a152.6145.4220.2
Property crime504n/a (estimate)2,5642,2222,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Forest Lake, 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 13% higher than the average of crimes committed in Minnesota. It is also 2% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Forest Lake, MN shows a crime rate that is 8% lower than the Minnesota average. The crime rate is also 40% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Forest Lake, MN is shown to be 15% higher than the Minnesota average and 3% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Forest Lake is 2% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.64 daily crimes that occur in Forest Lake.
  • Forest Lake is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Forest Lake you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Forest Lake has decreased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Forest Lake (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Forest Lake, MN per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Minnesota and on a national level. In Forest Lake, MN the total number of daily crimes is 1.13 times more than the Minnesota average and 1.03 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Forest Lake, MN is 1.08 times less than the Minnesota average and 1.66 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Forest Lake, MN has a daily crime rate that is 1.15 times more than the Minnesota average and 1.03 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Forest Lake (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Forest Lake, MN area in comparison to other Minnesota communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Forest Lake, MN being safer than 20% of cities in Minnesota and 43% 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 Forest Lake, MN. In conclusion, Forest Lake, MN now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Forest Lake

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Forest Lake is 1 in 447
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Forest Lake is 1 in 39
The chance of being a victim of crime in Forest Lake is 1 in 36
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Forest Lake, MN? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Forest Lake, MN you have a 1 in 447 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Forest Lake, MN.

Year Over Year Crime In Forest Lake (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Forest Lake, MN is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Forest Lake, MN has increased by 31%, while the property crime rate in Forest Lake, MN has decreased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Forest Lake, MN has decreased by 1% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Forest Lake police department

ItemForest LakeMinnesotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)286,967556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.51.83.3
There are a total of 28 Forest Lake police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.9% less than the Minnesota average and 54.3% 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
North Oaks, MN4,6170102102
Shoreview, MN25,6738174181
Arden Hills, MN9,70010281291
Dellwood, MN1,14534312346
Grant, MN4,12263577640
Forest Lake, MN18,9332242,5642,788

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Payson, UT18,928561,9121,968
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Sylvania, OH18,9232071,8332,039
Hawthorne, NJ18,94437713750
Eustis, FL18,9203203,8804,200
Forest Lake, MN18,9332242,5642,788
Source: The Forest Lake, 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.