Reported Annual Crime In Prior Lake

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 peoplePrior Lake/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime678n/a (estimate)2,5712,4302,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrior Lake/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.05.3
Rape8n/a30.342.841.7
Robbery4n/a15.264.998.0
Assault18n/a68.2128.6248.9
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)114238394
Burglary48n/a182.0336.9430.4
Theft555n/a2,104.41,675.71,694.4
Vehicle theft45n/a170.6178.9237.4
Property crime648n/a (estimate)2,4572,1922,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Prior Lake, MN. These figures on reported criminal activity in Prior Lake, MN, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Prior Lake, MN is 6% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Minnesota, and when compared with the national average, is 7% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Prior Lake, MN has 52% lower than violent crime rate than Minnesota average, while remaining 71% lower than the national average. In property crime, Prior Lake, MN is 12% higher than the average of Minnesota and is 4% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Prior Lake is 7% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.04 daily crimes that occur in Prior Lake.
  • Prior Lake is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Prior Lake you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Prior Lake has increased by 41%.

Compare Prior Lake, MN Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Prior Lake (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Prior Lake, MN per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Minnesota as well as national figures. In Prior Lake, MN the total number of daily crimes is 1.06 times more than the Minnesota average and 1.07 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Prior Lake, MN are 2.09 times less than the Minnesota average and 3.46 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Prior Lake, MN has a daily crime rate that is 1.12 times more than the Minnesota average and 1.04 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Prior Lake (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Prior Lake, MN compared to other areas of Minnesota, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Prior Lake, MN safer than 30% when compared to other Minnesota cities, and 52% 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 Prior Lake, MN. At this time, Prior Lake, MN sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Prior Lake

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Prior Lake is 1 in 880
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Prior Lake is 1 in 41
The chance of being a victim of crime in Prior Lake is 1 in 39
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Prior Lake, MN? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Prior Lake, MN, then there is a 1 in 880 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 41. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 39 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Prior Lake, MN.

Year Over Year Crime In Prior Lake (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Prior Lake, MN is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Prior Lake, MN has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 63% in Prior Lake, MN, while property crimes in Prior Lake, MN have increased by 41%. Crimes in total for Prior Lake, MN have increased by 41% year over year.

Prior Lake police department

ItemPrior LakeMinnesotaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)267,759558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.11.83.3
There are a total of 26 Prior Lake police officers. This results in 1.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.4% less than the Minnesota average and 65.8% 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
Elko New Market, MN4,472214264
Tonka Bay, MN1,34433308341
Excelsior, MN2,51037344381
Spring Park, MN1,84245417462
Carver, MN4,32883767851
Shorewood, MN7,54884769853
Victoria, MN8,38584769853
Prior Lake, MN24,9971142,4572,571

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
White Bear Lake, MN24,9921692,6972,866
Paducah, KY25,0103305,4795,809
Hastings, NE24,9833702,7483,118
Starkville, MS25,0111593,5663,725
Hercules, CA25,0111171,4781,596
Prior Lake, MN24,9971142,4572,571
Source: The Prior Lake, MN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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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