BECKER (WJON News) - Both Becker and Big Lake have a spot in a new list of the safest cities in Minnesota.

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SafeWise, a national crime, and safety website, has released its 2022 State of Safety survey, and it finds Big Lake is the 13th safest city in the state, and Becker sits at #18.

In the 2021 survey, Big Lake was #6 and Becker was #38.

Photo: Jeff McMahon, WJON
Photo: Jeff McMahon, WJON
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The Minnesota communities making the top 10:

  1. Corcoran
  2. Elko – New Market
  3. West Hennepin
  4. Cold Spring/Richmond
  5. Rosemount
  6. Minnetrista
  7. Montevideo
  8. St. Joseph
  9. Dayton
  10. South Lake Minnetonka

Other crime statistics:

  • The violent crime rate rose from 2.4 per 1,000 people to 2.8.
  • The per capita property crime rate rose from 20.9 to 21.2.
  • 48% of Minnesotans report feeling safe in their communities compared to 55% of Americans.
  • 54% of Minnesotans report using some form of property protection with security cameras being the most used form of protection.
  • 25% of Minnesotans use some form of personal protection, much lower than the national average of 48%.
  • 29% of Minnesotans report experiencing some sort of package theft in the last 12 months, almost 10% higher than the national average of 20%.

Find the complete survey here.

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