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Total crime 12%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 22%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMankato/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,141n/a (estimate)2,6372,4022,346
Murder1n/a2.33.46.5
Rape30n/a69.339.138.4
Robbery11n/a25.468.573.9
Assault66n/a152.5166.5279.7
Violent crime108n/a (estimate)250278388
Burglary115n/a265.7307.0314.2
Theft855n/a1,975.71,567.81,398.0
Vehicle theft63n/a145.6250.0246.0
Property crime1,033n/a (estimate)2,3872,1251,958

Key findings

  • Mankato crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mankato are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Mankato you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mankato is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mankato has decreased by 28%

Mankato crime map

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The Mankato crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Mankato as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Mankato crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Mankato (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Mankato, MN per 100,000 people. In Mankato, the total number of daily crimes is 1.10 times more than the Minnesota average and 1.12 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Mankato is 1.11 times less than the Minnesota average and 1.55 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Mankato has a daily crime rate that is 1.12 times more than the Minnesota average and 1.22 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Mankato (higher is better)

      Is Mankato 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 Mankato to other cities in the state and across the country, Mankato is 20% safer than other cities of Minnesota and 35% safer than other cities in the nation. Mankato has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mankato

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mankato is 1 in 401
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mankato is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mankato is 1 in 38
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Mankato? In Mankato, MN you have a 1 in 401 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 42 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mankato.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Mankato, 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 Mankato has decreased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Mankato has decreased by 30%, and the total amount of crime in Mankato has decreased by 28% year over year.

      Mankato police department

      ItemMankatoMinnesotaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)597,759558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.51.83.3
      There are a total of 59 Mankato police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.7% less than the Minnesota average and 54.4% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Madison Lake, MN1,00784336419
      Eagle Lake, MN2,71263441504
      Lake Crystal, MN2,430201645846
      Nicollet, MN1,040108828936
      St. Peter, MN11,5671259141,038
      North Mankato, MN13,4511289641,092
      Le Center, MN2,40401,1521,152
      Mankato, MN40,9002502,3872,637

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Coram, NY40,8993731,4451,817
      Brentwood, TN40,87344764808
      Wilkes-Barre, PA40,9645942,0922,687
      Beverly, MA40,967142386528
      Cedar Falls, IA40,8282061,9692,175
      Mankato, MN40,9002502,3872,637
      Source: The Mankato, 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.