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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 peopleRoyalton/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime56n/a (estimate)4,4232,2472,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)79281370
Vehicle theft2n/a158.0287.9282.7
Property crime55n/a (estimate)4,3441,9671,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Royalton, MN

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Royalton crime rate is 90.3% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Royalton, there were 1 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 79 per 100,000 individuals, 78.6% lower than the national average. Additionally, Royalton recorded 55 property crimes, amounting to 4344 per 100,000 residents, 122.3% higher than the U.S. average.

In Royalton, the crime rate stands at 4423 per 100,000 residents, surpassing the national average by 90.32%. This places the city among those with some of the highest total crime rates nationwide. However, it's important to recognize that this doesn't imply that the entire city is unsafe. As with any urban area, there are neighborhoods in Royalton that exhibit varying levels of safety, emphasizing the need for localized crime prevention efforts and community involvement to create a safe environment across the entire city.

Royalton stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 79 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Royalton secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In the most recently reported crime year, Royalton registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

Royalton faces some of the nation's most elevated property crime rates, recording 4344 incidents per 100,000 people. This places the city among the worst 10% of all U.S. cities that reported crime. Regrettably, the likelihood of falling victim to property crime in Royalton stands at 1 in 24, significantly surpassing the national average. These statistics underscore the imperative need for bolstered community safety measures to mitigate property crimes and enhance the well-being of its residents.

Is Royalton a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Royalton, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Royalton presents a total crime rate that is 90% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Royalton experiences an average of 0.15 daily crimes, comprising 0 violent incidents and 0.15 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Potential Causes for Crime in Royalton

Royalton has a poverty rate of 20.6, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Royalton, 85.9% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

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 Royalton, the cost of living is 3.66% lower than the national average.

Royalton crime map

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

      • Royalton crime rates are 90% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Royalton are 79% lower than the national average
      • In Royalton you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Royalton is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Royalton has decreased by 5%

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        Daily Crime In Royalton (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Royalton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Royalton is 1 in 1267
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Royalton is 1 in 24
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Royalton is 1 in 23

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

        Royalton police department

        Item Royalton Minnesota National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a7,759558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

        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.

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        Albany, MN2,735106284390
        Rice, MN1,73493512605
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        Pierz, MN1,573712,2032,274
        Sartell, MN18,4391222,1932,315
        St. Stephen, MN8513312,3152,646
        Buckman, MN2813562,4932,849
        Royalton, MN1,186794,3444,423

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        Royalton, MN1,186794,3444,423
        Source: The Royalton, 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.