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42%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
19%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
46%
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 peopleMinot/100k peopleNorth Dakota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime636n/a (estimate)1,3452,2742,324
Murder3n/a6.33.56.3
Rape45n/a95.256.740.0
Robbery8n/a16.927.666.1
Assault85n/a179.8191.8268.2
Violent crime141n/a (estimate)298280370
Burglary94n/a198.8357.9269.8
Theft270n/a571.11,381.31,401.9
Vehicle theft131n/a277.1255.6282.7
Property crime495n/a (estimate)1,0471,9951,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Minot, ND

The Minot crime rates are 42.1% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 141 violent crimes in Minot (298 per 100,000 people), which is 19.4% lower than the national average and there were a total of 495 property crimes (1047 per 100,000 residents) which is 46.4% lower than average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Minot?

AreaVibes surveyed 26 local residents in Minot to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 46% of people answered that there was very little crime in Minot and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 54% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Minot a Safe Place to Live?

Is Minot a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Minot has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 42%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 1.74 daily incidents, encompassing 0.39 violent crimes and 1.36 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Minot as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Minot Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Minot crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Minot has decreased by 21.2% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 10.2% and property crime has decreased by 27.1%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Minot

In Minot, the current unemployment rate stands at 2.7%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Minot crime rates.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Minot, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 2.02 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Minot stands at $211,000, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Minot crime map



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

  • Minot crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Minot are 19% lower than the national average
  • In Minot you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Minot is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Minot has decreased by 20%

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        Daily Crime In Minot (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Minot, ND per 100,000 people. In Minot, the total number of daily crimes is 1.69 times less than the North Dakota average and 1.73 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Minot is 1.07 times more than the North Dakota average and 1.24 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Minot has a daily crime rate that is 1.91 times less than the North Dakota average and 1.87 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Minot (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Minot to every other city in North Dakota, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Minot safe? The gauges above illustrate that Minot is safer than 28% of every city located within North Dakota along with 44% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in North Dakota and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Minot, ND is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Minot

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Minot is 1 in 336
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Minot is 1 in 96
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Minot is 1 in 75
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Minot? In Minot, ND you have a 1 in 336 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 96 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Minot.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Minot, ND is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Minot has increased by 12%, while the property crime rate in Minot has decreased by 26% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Minot has decreased by 20% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Minot police department

        Item Minot North Dakota National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)88842558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
        There are a total of 88 Minot police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.1% less than the North Dakota average and 37.7% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in North Dakota

        State Total offenders North Dakota /100K National /100K
        North Dakota1,982293266
        There are a total of 1,982 sex offenders in North Dakota. This yields a total of 293 sex offenders in North Dakota per 100,000 residents which is 10% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Burlington, ND1,455000
        Surrey, ND1,0610149149
        Logan, ND3641631,1611,324
        Minot AFB, ND5,9742051,4571,662
        Foxholm, ND222932,0912,384
        Sawyer, ND2782992,1272,425
        Des Lacs, ND2643222,2932,615
        Minot, ND47,8342981,0471,345

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Dublin, OH47,824681,1251,193
        Covina, CA47,7873292,8033,132
        Monroe, LA47,9062,7376,7229,459
        Roswell, NM47,7518822,9843,866
        Jeffersonville, IN47,9322351,6581,892
        Minot, ND47,8342981,0471,345
        Source: The Minot, ND 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.