Reported Annual Crime In Detroit Lakes

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDetroit Lakes/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime289n/a (estimate)3,1112,2142,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDetroit Lakes/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape10n/a107.743.942.6
Robbery2n/a21.552.586.2
Assault7n/a75.4122.2246.8
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)205220381
Burglary32n/a344.5288.4376.0
Theft231n/a2,486.81,524.81,594.6
Vehicle theft7n/a75.4180.5228.9
Property crime270n/a (estimate)2,9071,9942,200
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Detroit Lakes, MN is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Detroit Lakes, MN. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Detroit Lakes, MN averages 41% higher than the rest of Minnesota while the rate of crime on a national scale is 21% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Detroit Lakes, MN is 7% lower than the average rate of crime in Minnesota and 46% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 46% higher than the remainder of the state of Minnesota and 32% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Detroit Lakes, MN area.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Detroit Lakes is 21% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.52 daily crimes that occur in Detroit Lakes.
  • Detroit Lakes is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Detroit Lakes you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Detroit Lakes has increased by 55%.

Compare Detroit Lakes, MN Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Detroit Lakes (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Detroit Lakes, MN on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Minnesota. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Detroit Lakes, MN (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Minnesota state wide, are 1.41 times more than the state average and 1.21 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Detroit Lakes, MN on a daily bases are 1.08 times less than than Minnesota average and 1.86 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Detroit Lakes, MN are 1.46 times more than the daily state average and 1.32 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Detroit Lakes (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Detroit Lakes, MN compared to other areas of Minnesota, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Detroit Lakes, MN safer than 14% when compared to other Minnesota cities, and 36% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Minnesota, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Detroit Lakes, MN. At this time, Detroit Lakes, MN sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Detroit Lakes

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Detroit Lakes is 1 in 489
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Detroit Lakes is 1 in 35
The chance of being a victim of crime in Detroit Lakes is 1 in 33
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Detroit Lakes, MN? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Detroit Lakes, MN you have a 1 in 489 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 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Detroit Lakes, MN.

Year Over Year Crime In Detroit Lakes (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Detroit Lakes, MN is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Detroit Lakes, MN has increased by 69%, the amount of property crime in Detroit Lakes, MN has increased by 54%, and the total amount of crime in Detroit Lakes, MN has increased by 55% year to year.

Detroit Lakes police department

ItemDetroit LakesMinnesotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)167,759558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
There are a total of 16 Detroit Lakes police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.1% greater than the Minnesota average and 43.4% 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
Perham, MN3,172172344517
Frazee, MN1,2705011,2171,718
Vergas, MN3502692,4352,703
Audubon, MN5672932,6512,944
Lake Park, MN7402982,7002,998
Callaway, MN2103443,1143,458
Detroit Lakes, MN9,0602052,9073,111

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
La Plata, MD9,0594343,3023,736
Alcoa, TN9,0587814,9115,692
Sheffield Lake, OH9,05567771838
Sheffield, AL9,0678195,0035,822
Newark, NY9,0684721,9412,413
Detroit Lakes, MN9,0602052,9073,111
Source: The Detroit Lakes, 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.
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