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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 89%
Property crime 63%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDayton/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime54n/a (estimate)7762,4022,346
Murder0n/a0.03.46.5
Rape1n/a14.439.138.4
Robbery1n/a14.468.573.9
Assault1n/a14.4166.5279.7
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)43278388
Burglary10n/a143.7307.0314.2
Theft35n/a503.01,567.81,398.0
Vehicle theft6n/a86.2250.0246.0
Property crime51n/a (estimate)7332,1251,958

Key findings

  • Dayton crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dayton are 89% lower than the national average
  • In Dayton you have a 1 in 129 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dayton is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dayton has increased by 18%

Dayton crime map

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Compare Dayton, MN Crime

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      Daily Crime In Dayton (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Dayton, per 100,000 residents. In Dayton, the total number of daily crimes is 3.10 times less than the Minnesota average and 3.02 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Dayton are 6.44 times less than the Minnesota average and 8.99 times less than the national average. For property crime, Dayton has a daily crime rate that is 2.90 times less than the Minnesota average and 2.67 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Dayton (higher is better)

      Is Dayton safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Minnesota as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Dayton to other cities in the state and across the country, Dayton is 77% safer than other cities of Minnesota and 85% safer than other cities in the nation. Dayton has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dayton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dayton is 1 in 2320
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dayton is 1 in 137
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dayton is 1 in 129
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Dayton? If you reside in Dayton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2320. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 137 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 Dayton, is 1 in 129.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Dayton is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Dayton has increased by 187% and the rate of property crime in Dayton has increased by 14%. The total crime rate in Dayton has increased by 18% year to year.

      Dayton police department

      ItemDaytonMinnesotaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)67,759558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.31.83.3
      There are a total of 6 Dayton police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.2% less than the Minnesota average and 61.3% 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
      Corcoran, MN5,5720362362
      Greenfield, MN2,88844333377
      Big Lake, MN10,393114405520
      Ramsey, MN25,32974776851
      Hanover, MN3,06498753851
      Osseo, MN2,6121089371,045
      Champlin, MN23,929781,0541,133
      Dayton, MN5,03143733776

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shenandoah, IA5,030251669919
      South Sarasota, FL5,032125575700
      Bigfork, MT5,0322491,1231,371
      Nikiski, AK5,0297862,1202,906
      South Highpoint, FL5,0344422,0372,479
      Dayton, MN5,03143733776
      Source: The Dayton, MN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.