Albany, Big Lake Among Minnesota’s Safest Towns & Cities
The safety experts and number crunchers at AdvisorSmith have analyzed the data and compiled a list of the safest towns and cities in Minnesota.
The team at AdvisorSmith looked at things like FBI stats on burglary, larceny, and vehicle theft -- along with violent crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault.
They broke things down and divided their results into three groups; small towns, mid-sized communities, and bigger cities. Here's how things shake out:
Safest Small Towns in Minnesota (Pop. <10K)
- La Crescent
- Mountain Lake
- Elko New Market
Safest Mid-Sized Communities in Minnesota (Pop. 10K - 50K)
- South Lake Minnetonka
- Big Lake
- Lino Lakes
Safest Large Cities in Minnesota (Pop. >50K)
- Eden Prairie
- Maple Grove
- Apple Valley
- Coon Rapids
The 'Large Cities' list ranked 19 Minnesota communities. Saint Cloud came in at #18, between Saint Paul (#17) and Minneapolis (#19).
Saint Cloud's 'crime score' of 89.6 was well above the state average for large cities of 43.0. Saint Paul scored 82.6, with Minneapolis earned a 102.1. On the other end of the crime score list, the safest large city in Minnesota, Lakeville, scored a 13.8.
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