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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBlaine/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,444n/a (estimate)2,0232,2472,324
Violent crime77n/a (estimate)108281370
Vehicle theft87n/a121.9287.9282.7
Property crime1,367n/a (estimate)1,9151,9671,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Blaine, MN

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Blaine is 13% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 77 violent crimes reported in Blaine, equivalent to 108 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 70.8%. Additionally, Blaine recorded 1367 property crimes, amounting to 1915 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 2%.

When evaluating the Blaine crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Blaine crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

Blaine stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 108 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Blaine secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In the most recently reported crime year, Blaine registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Blaine is very similar to the national average. Blaine had a property crime rate of 1915, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Blaine?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Blaine residents. Out of the respondents (7 in total), 57% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Blaine were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 43% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Blaine a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Blaine is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Blaine has an overall crime rate that is 13% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 3.96 daily occurrences, comprising 0.21 violent crimes and 3.75 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Blaine as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Blaine Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Blaine has decreased by 3.2% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Blaine is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 4.9%, while property crime has decreased by 3.1%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Blaine.

Potential Causes for Crime in Blaine

Blaine has a poverty rate that stands at 5.8, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Blaine crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

In Blaine, the current unemployment rate stands at 2.7%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Blaine crime rates.

Blaine has a population density of 1976.9 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Blaine crime rates.

Blaine crime map

The Blaine crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Blaine as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Blaine crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Blaine crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Blaine crime rates are 13% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Blaine are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Blaine you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Blaine is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Blaine has decreased by 8%

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        Daily Crime In Blaine (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Blaine, per 100,000 residents. In Blaine, the total number of daily crimes is 1.11 times less than the Minnesota average and 1.15 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Blaine are 2.60 times less than the Minnesota average and 3.43 times less than the national average. For property crime, Blaine has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times less than the Minnesota average and 1.02 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Blaine (higher is better)

        How safe is Blaine, Minnesota compared to other cities in Minnesota and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Blaine is safer than 34% of the cities in Minnesota and 57% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Minnesota and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Blaine. Overall, Blaine is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Blaine

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Blaine is 1 in 927
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Blaine is 1 in 53
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Blaine is 1 in 50
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Blaine? If you reside in Blaine, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 927. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 53 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Blaine, is 1 in 50.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Blaine, 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 Blaine has decreased by 10%, the amount of property crime in Blaine has decreased by 8%, and the total amount of crime in Blaine has decreased by 8% year over year.

        Blaine police department

        Item Blaine Minnesota National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)697,759558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.21.83.3
        There are a total of 69 Blaine police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.9% less than the Minnesota average and 63.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Minnesota

        State Total offenders Minnesota /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Dellwood, MN1,29539276316
        North Oaks, MN5,24473511584
        Grant, MN4,10673511584
        Dayton, MN6,25822639661
        Ramsey, MN27,20170714784
        Lake Elmo, MN9,07199690789
        Columbus, MN4,109113793906
        Blaine, MN65,0481081,9152,023

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        Laguna Niguel, CA65,048951,0451,140
        Harlingen, TX65,0283232,8233,147
        Santa Cruz, CA65,0117253,6114,336
        Bethesda, MD65,092183752935
        Wellington, FL64,9901299881,117
        Blaine, MN65,0481081,9152,023
        Source: The Blaine, MN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.