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Total crime 94%
Violent crime 93%
Property crime 94%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Paul/100k peopleMinnesota/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime14,103n/a (estimate)4,5512,4022,346
Murder30n/a9.73.46.5
Rape232n/a74.939.138.4
Robbery723n/a233.368.573.9
Assault1,335n/a430.8166.5279.7
Violent crime2,320n/a (estimate)749278388
Burglary2,146n/a692.6307.0314.2
Theft6,808n/a2,197.11,567.81,398.0
Vehicle theft2,829n/a913.0250.0246.0
Property crime11,783n/a (estimate)3,8032,1251,958

Key findings

  • St. Paul crime rates are 94% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in St. Paul are 93% higher than the national average
  • In St. Paul you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • St. Paul is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in St. Paul has increased by 9%

St. Paul crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In St. Paul (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in St. Paul, Minnesota is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for St. Paul are 1.89 times more than the Minnesota average and 1.94 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in St. Paul are 2.70 times more than than Minnesota and 1.93 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in St. Paul are 1.79 times more than than Minnesota and 1.94 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is St. Paul (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in St. Paul in comparison to other Minnesota communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is St. Paul safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show St. Paul being safer than 1% of cities in Minnesota and 6% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Minnesota cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to St. Paul. In conclusion, St. Paul ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in St. Paul

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in St. Paul is 1 in 134
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in St. Paul is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in St. Paul is 1 in 22
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in St. Paul? In St. Paul, MN you have a 1 in 134 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 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in St. Paul.

      Year Over Year Crime In St. Paul (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether St. Paul is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in St. Paul has increased by 33% and the rate of property crime in St. Paul has increased by 5%. The total crime rate in St. Paul has increased by 9% year to year.

      St. Paul police department

      ItemSt. PaulMinnesotaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7927,759558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.71.83.3
      There are a total of 792 St. Paul police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.2% greater than the Minnesota average and 16.2% 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
      Dellwood, MN1,20639298337
      Afton, MN2,95144333377
      North Oaks, MN4,83272552624
      Grant, MN4,13472552624
      Rosemount, MN23,09927684711
      Lake Elmo, MN8,44598746843
      Pine Springs, MN429112859971
      St. Paul, MN297,1607493,8034,551

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cincinnati, OH298,0118933,6834,576
      Anchorage, AK299,3211,2123,4474,659
      Stockton, CA301,4431,2772,9814,259
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5293202,8723,192
      St. Paul, MN297,1607493,8034,551
      Source: The St. Paul, 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.