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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 30%
Property crime 1%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAustin/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime610n/a (estimate)2,4462,2142,580
Murder1n/a4.01.95.0
Rape8n/a32.143.942.6
Robbery9n/a36.152.586.2
Assault48n/a192.5122.2246.8
Violent crime66n/a (estimate)265220381
Burglary91n/a364.9288.4376.0
Theft417n/a1,672.31,524.81,594.6
Vehicle theft36n/a144.4180.5228.9
Property crime544n/a (estimate)2,1821,9942,200

Key findings

  • Austin crime rates are 5% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Austin are 30% lower than the national average
  • In Austin you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Austin is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Austin has decreased by 13%

Austin crime map

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The Austin crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Austin as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Austin crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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Compare Austin, MN Crime

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      Daily Crime In Austin (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Austin, per 100,000 residents. In Austin, the total number of daily crimes is 1.10 times more than the Minnesota average and 1.05 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Austin are 1.20 times more than the Minnesota average and 1.44 times less than the national average. For property crime, Austin has a daily crime rate that is 1.09 times more than the Minnesota average and 1.01 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Austin (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Austin to every other city in Minnesota, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Austin safe? The gauges above illustrate that Austin is safer than 21% of every city located within Minnesota along with 39% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Minnesota and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Austin, MN is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Austin

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Austin is 1 in 378
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Austin is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Austin is 1 in 41
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Austin, Minnesota you have a 1 in 378 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 46 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Austin.

      Year Over Year Crime In Austin (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Austin, Minnesota (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Austin has increased by 26%, the amount of property crime in Austin has decreased by 16%, and the total amount of crime in Austin has decreased by 13% year over year.

      Austin police department

      ItemAustinMinnesotaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)347,759558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.41.83.3
      There are a total of 34 Austin police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.5% less than the Minnesota average and 58.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Minnesota

      StateTotal offendersMinnesota /100KNational /100K
      Minnesota1,28326266
      There are a total of 1,283 sex offenders in Minnesota. This yields a total of 26 sex offenders in Minnesota per 100,000 residents which is 90% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Blooming Prairie, MN1,814101101202
      Elkton, MN992562,3202,576
      Dexter, MN3282782,5172,794
      Geneva, MN3692862,5952,881
      Hollandale, MN3042912,6402,932
      Adams, MN7322992,7143,014
      Brownsdale, MN6613002,7233,023
      Austin, MN24,8412652,1822,446

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Elmwood Park, IL24,8452211,0211,242
      Galt, CA24,8483621,7402,102
      Columbus, MS24,8332612,6792,939
      Coronado, CA24,852731,2821,356
      Moscow, ID24,855511,5551,606
      Austin, MN24,8412652,1822,446
      Source: The Austin, MN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.