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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 peopleChaska/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime249n/a (estimate)8832,2472,324
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)96281370
Vehicle theft17n/a60.3287.9282.7
Property crime222n/a (estimate)7871,9671,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Chaska, MN

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Chaska is 62% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Chaska, there were 27 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 96 per 100,000 individuals, 74.1% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 222 property crimes, amounting to 787 per 100,000 residents, 59.7% lower than the U.S. average.

Chaska has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 96 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Chaska ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Chaska reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Chaska?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Chaska. Based on the results of the surveys (21 responses), 76% of people felt that there was very little crime in Chaska and felt safe walking alone at night. While 24% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Chaska a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Chaska is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Chaska has a total crime rate that is 62% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.68 daily crimes (0.07 violent daily crimes and 0.61 daily property crimes) in Chaska.

Has Crime in Chaska Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Chaska has decreased by 7.4%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Chaska, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 145.5%, while property crime has decreased by 14%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Chaska is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Chaska

In Chaska, the poverty rate currently stands at 4.1%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Chaska crime rates.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Chaska, the cost of living is 8.79% higher than the national average.

In Chaska, the median home price stands at $290,300, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Chaska crime map

The Chaska crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chaska 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 Chaska crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Chaska 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

      • Chaska crime rates are 62% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Chaska are 74% lower than the national average
      • In Chaska you have a 1 in 114 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Chaska is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Chaska has decreased by 10%

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        Daily Crime In Chaska (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Chaska on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Minnesota and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Chaska (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Minnesota, are 2.55 times less than the state average and 2.63 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Chaska on a daily basis are 2.93 times less than than Minnesota average and 3.86 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Chaska are 2.50 times less than the daily state average and 2.48 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Chaska (higher is better)

        How safe is Chaska, Minnesota compared to other cities in Minnesota and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Chaska is safer than 57% of the cities in Minnesota and 76% 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 Chaska. Overall, Chaska is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chaska

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chaska is 1 in 1045
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chaska is 1 in 128
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Chaska is 1 in 114
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Chaska? In Chaska, you have a 1 in 1045 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 128. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Chaska, MN is 1 in 114.

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

        A good indicator of whether Chaska is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Chaska has increased by 140%, while the property crime rate in Chaska has decreased by 17% year over year. The number of total crimes in Chaska has decreased by 10% year over year.

        Chaska police department

        Item Chaska Minnesota National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)277,759558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.11.83.3
        There are a total of 27 Chaska police officers. This results in 1.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.5% less than the Minnesota average and 65.9% 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
        Tonka Bay, MN1,46639276316
        Excelsior, MN2,41444309353
        Spring Park, MN2,13653374427
        Independence, MN3,77854375428
        Long Lake, MN1,77962435497
        Deephaven, MN3,90427504531
        Orono, MN8,217120525644
        Chaska, MN26,75396787883

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Xenia, OH26,7511881,9132,101
        Twentynine Palms, CA26,7485467321,278
        Sanger, CA26,7445331,1681,701
        West Linn, OR26,764821,0731,155
        Colleyville, TX26,76658436494
        Chaska, MN26,75396787883
        Source: The Chaska, 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.