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Violent 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 peopleJordan/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime46n/a (estimate)6682,2472,324
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)102281370
Vehicle theft3n/a43.5287.9282.7
Property crime39n/a (estimate)5661,9671,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Jordan, 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 Jordan is 71.3% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 7 violent crimes reported in Jordan, equivalent to 102 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 72.5%. Additionally, Jordan recorded 39 property crimes, amounting to 566 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 71%.

With a crime rate of 668, significantly below the national average of 2324, Jordan stands out as one of the safest places to reside in the United States. This distinction is primarily attributed to the calculation of total crimes, which encompasses both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

Jordan has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 102 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Jordan 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, Jordan 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.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Jordan has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 566 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Jordan remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

Is Jordan a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Jordan, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Jordan presents a total crime rate that is 71% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Jordan experiences an average of 0.13 daily crimes, comprising 0.02 violent incidents and 0.11 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Jordan Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Jordan. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Jordan has decreased by 27%. Violent crimes have decreased by 30%, while property crimes have decreased by 26.4%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Jordan

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 Jordan, the cost of living is 4.85% higher than the national average.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Jordan, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.78, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Jordan is $245,100, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Jordan crime map

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

      • Jordan crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Jordan are 73% lower than the national average
      • In Jordan you have a 1 in 150 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Jordan is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Jordan has decreased by 31%

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        Daily Crime In Jordan (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Jordan, MN per 100,000 people. In Jordan, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 3.37 times less than the Minnesota average and 3.48 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Jordan is 2.76 times less than the Minnesota average and 3.64 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Jordan has a daily crime rate that is 3.47 times less than the Minnesota average and 3.45 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Jordan (higher is better)

        How safe is Jordan, Minnesota compared to other cities in Minnesota and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Jordan is safer than 62% of the cities in Minnesota and 78% 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 Jordan. Overall, Jordan is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jordan

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jordan is 1 in 985
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jordan is 1 in 177
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Jordan is 1 in 150
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Jordan, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 985. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 177 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Jordan is 1 in 150.

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

        Determining whether Jordan is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Jordan violent crime rates have decreased by 33%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 30% year over year. Total crimes for Jordan has decreased by 31% in the same time frame.

        Jordan police department

        Item Jordan Minnesota National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)107,759558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
        There are a total of 10 Jordan police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.3% less than the Minnesota average and 45.3% 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

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        Henderson, MN926000
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        New Prague, MN8,02260706766
        Belle Plaine, MN7,137121659780
        Cologne, MN2,19998689787
        Carver, MN5,43898689787
        Jordan, MN6,289102566668

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        Jordan, MN6,289102566668
        Source: The Jordan, 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.