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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 43%
Property crime 11%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRochester/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,479n/a (estimate)2,0962,3152,489
Murder1n/a0.82.15.0
Rape62n/a52.443.442.6
Robbery34n/a28.755.881.6
Assault157n/a132.8135.1250.2
Violent crime254n/a (estimate)215236379
Burglary282n/a238.4282.4340.5
Theft1,816n/a1,535.51,597.51,549.5
Vehicle theft127n/a107.4198.9219.9
Property crime2,225n/a (estimate)1,8812,0792,110

Key findings

  • Rochester crime rates are 16% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rochester are 43% lower than the national average
  • In Rochester you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rochester is safer than 46% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rochester has decreased by 8%

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The Rochester crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Rochester 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 Rochester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Rochester (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Rochester for every 100,000 residents. The Rochester total amount of daily crime is 1.10 times less than the Minnesota average and 1.19 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Rochester, is 1.10 times less than the Minnesota average, and it is 1.77 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Rochester has a daily crime average that is 1.10 times less than the Minnesota average and 1.12 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Rochester (higher is better)

      Is Rochester 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 Rochester to other cities in the state and across the country, Rochester is 28% safer than other cities of Minnesota and 46% safer than other cities in the nation. Rochester has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rochester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rochester is 1 in 466
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rochester is 1 in 54
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rochester is 1 in 48
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Rochester, Minnesota you have a 1 in 466 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 54 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Rochester.

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

      A good indicator of whether Rochester is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Rochester has increased by 11%, while the property crime rate in Rochester has decreased by 10% year over year. The number of total crimes in Rochester has decreased by 8% year over year.

      Rochester police department

      ItemRochesterMinnesotaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1857,759558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
      There are a total of 185 Rochester police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.5% less than the Minnesota average and 47.6% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Oronoco, MN1,53258513571
      Kasson, MN6,14392783875
      Mantorville, MN1,09895835930
      Elgin, MN1,2131039041,007
      Chatfield, MN2,8211039071,010
      Pine Island, MN3,3141059281,033
      Eyota, MN2,0731089491,057
      Rochester, MN111,3962151,8812,096

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clearwater, FL111,7473992,3922,792
      Westminster, CO111,7702763,2463,522
      Inglewood, CA111,0126132,1222,735
      Fairfield, CA110,9533733,1953,568
      West Jordan, UT110,9282242,1722,396
      Rochester, MN111,3962151,8812,096
      Source: The Rochester, MN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.