Safest Places to Live in Minnesota 2020

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Last Update: June 7, 2020 Living

Minnesota is located in the northern part of the Midwest region of the United States. It has many lakes, hence its nickname Land of 10,000 Lakes. It official motto is L’Étoile du Nord (Star of the North).

With over 5,5 million residents, Minnesota is the 22nd most populous state. An interesting fact about its population is that around 60% of Minnesotans live in the Twin City area, which includes Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The capital of the state is Saint Paul, but the largest city is Minneapolis, with around 400,000 people. These two cities are very close to each other and together represent a center of economic, business, cultural and political events in Minnesota. The rest of the state largely depends on agriculture, forestry, mining, and tourism.

This state is among the wealthiest and the most educated ones in the country. In addition, Minnesota is one of the safest states since violent crime rate decreased by 0.6% in the period from 2016 to 2017, which was a 1.5% drop per 100,000 people.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

50 Safest Places in Minnesota 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Blue Earth 3112 0 0,00
2 Bayport 3774 0 0,00
3 Lonsdale 4038 0 0,00
4 Kasson 6444 1 0,16
5 Lake City 5116 1 0,20
6 South Lake Minnetonka 12731 3 0,24
7 Deephaven 3951 1 0,25
8 Annandale 3389 1 0,30
9 Orono 20225 6 0,30
10 Medina 6721 2 0,30
11 Benson 3072 1 0,33
12 Dayton 5970 2 0,34
13 Cold Spring/Richmond 5572 2 0,36
14 Minnetrista 10357 4 0,39
15 La Crescent 5012 2 0,40
16 Elko New Market 4809 2 0,42
17 Sauk Rapids 13853 6 0,43
18 Edina 52544 23 0,44
19 Le Sueur 4004 2 0,50
20 Minnetonka 53573 28 0,52
21 Melrose 3622 2 0,55
22 Plymouth 79559 44 0,55
23 St. Joseph 7212 4 0,55
24 Lino Lakes 21577 12 0,56
25 Farmington 23355 13 0,56
26 Two Harbors 3486 2 0,57
27 Zumbrota 3428 2 0,58
28 Eden Prairie 64917 39 0,60
29 Lakeville 64914 39 0,60
30 Maple Grove 72502 44 0,61
31 Sartell 18014 11 0,61
32 Jordan 6375 4 0,63
33 New Prague 7884 5 0,63
34 Eagle Lake 3129 2 0,64
35 Rosemount 24707 16 0,65
36 New Hope 21168 14 0,66
37 Corcoran 5988 4 0,67
38 Cottage Grove 37102 25 0,67
39 New Ulm 13202 9 0,68
40 Isanti 5787 4 0,69
41 Belle Plaine 7189 5 0,70
42 Woodbury 70900 50 0,71
43 Rogers 13257 10 0,75
44 Chaska 26962 21 0,78
45 Montevideo 5101 4 0,78
46 Waseca 8918 7 0,78
47 Grand Rapids 11297 9 0,80
48 East Grand Forks 8632 7 0,81
49 Chisholm 4908 4 0,81
50 Eagan 66981 59 0,88

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Crime Score in All Cities in Minnesota 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Minnesota cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 McGregor 364 0 0,00
2 Akeley 438 0 0,00
3 Danube 457 0 0,00
4 Pillager 467 0 0,00
5 Floodwood 520 0 0,00
6 Hokah 549 0 0,00
7 Hill City 586 0 0,00
8 Cleveland 717 0 0,00
9 Brownton 727 0 0,00
10 Lamberton 768 0 0,00
11 Twin Valley 778 0 0,00
12 Kimball 795 0 0,00
13 Hallock 898 0 0,00
14 Pine River 925 0 0,00
15 Houston 958 0 0,00
16 Parkers Prairie 998 0 0,00
17 Keewatin 1021 0 0,00
18 Eden Valley 1033 0 0,00
19 Hector 1047 0 0,00
20 Atwater 1115 0 0,00
21 Madison Lake 1183 0 0,00
22 New Richland 1184 0 0,00
23 Fulda 1222 0 0,00
24 Spring Grove 1276 0 0,00
25 Menahga 1315 0 0,00
26 Rice 1354 0 0,00
27 Avon 1573 0 0,00
28 Lakefield 1615 0 0,00
29 Pike Bay 1673 0 0,00
30 Rushford 1713 0 0,00
31 Silver Bay 1753 0 0,00
32 Braham 1788 0 0,00
33 Springfield 2006 0 0,00
34 Mountain Lake 2054 0 0,00
35 Arlington 2141 0 0,00
36 Crosslake 2266 0 0,00
37 Pequot Lakes 2321 0 0,00
38 Le Center 2469 0 0,00
39 Albany 2711 0 0,00
40 Caledonia 2736 0 0,00
41 Montgomery 2950 1 0,34
42 Osseo 2820 1 0,35
43 Barnesville 2586 1 0,39
44 Glenwood 2523 1 0,40
45 Lake Crystal 2487 1 0,40
46 Breezy Point 2390 1 0,42
47 Howard Lake 2066 1 0,48
48 Nisswa 2045 1 0,49
49 Coleraine 1970 1 0,51
50 Mapleton 1696 1 0,59
51 Canby 1688 1 0,59
52 Lewiston 1557 1 0,64
53 Dundas 1544 1 0,65
54 Babbitt 1510 1 0,66
55 Staples 2947 2 0,68
56 Wabasha 2475 2 0,81
57 New York Mills 1228 1 0,81
58 Winsted 2280 2 0,88
59 Hawley 2209 2 0,91
60 Sherburn 1089 1 0,92
61 Lake Shore 1052 1 0,95
62 Tracy 2049 2 0,98
63 Aitkin 1998 2 1,00
64 Blooming Prairie 1980 2 1,01
65 Nashwauk 945 1 1,06
66 Deer River 933 1 1,07
67 Walker 930 1 1,08
68 Granite Falls 2712 3 1,11
69 Ortonville 1788 2 1,12
70 Warroad 1758 2 1,14
71 Lester Prairie 1710 2 1,17
72 Osakis 1700 2 1,18
73 Pelican Rapids 2467 3 1,22
74 Bovey 789 1 1,27
75 Dawson/Boyd 1549 2 1,29
76 Belgrade/Brooten 1523 2 1,31
77 Moose Lake 2795 4 1,43
78 Minneota 1368 2 1,46
79 Buffalo Lake 680 1 1,47
80 Foley 2635 4 1,52
81 Wheaton 1303 2 1,53
82 Preston 1295 2 1,54
83 Clara City 1287 2 1,55
84 Paynesville 2503 4 1,60
85 Waterville 1866 3 1,61
86 Renville 1178 2 1,70
87 Olivia 2328 4 1,72
88 Wells 2176 4 1,84
89 Lauderdale 2549 5 1,96
90 Slayton 2004 4 2,00
91 Isle 801 2 2,50
92 West Concord 774 2 2,58
93 Fairfax 1130 3 2,65
94 Janesville 2259 6 2,66
95 Madelia 2228 6 2,69
96 Gilbert 1796 5 2,78
97 Crosby 2338 7 2,99
98 Starbuck 1246 4 3,21
99 Breitung Township 608 2 3,29
100 Roseau 2704 9 3,33
101 Silver Lake 820 3 3,66
102 Appleton 1333 5 3,75
103 Blackduck 768 3 3,91
104 Milaca 2880 13 4,51
105 Frazee 1397 7 5,01
106 Gaylord 2211 12 5,43
107 Onamia 858 6 6,99

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Blue Earth 3112 0 0,00
2 Bayport 3774 0 0,00
3 Lonsdale 4038 0 0,00
4 Kasson 6444 1 0,16
5 Lake City 5116 1 0,20
6 Deephaven 3951 1 0,25
7 Annandale 3389 1 0,30
8 Medina 6721 2 0,30
9 Benson 3072 1 0,33
10 Dayton 5970 2 0,34
11 Cold Spring/Richmond 5572 2 0,36
12 La Crescent 5012 2 0,40
13 Elko New Market 4809 2 0,42
14 Le Sueur 4004 2 0,50
15 Melrose 3622 2 0,55
16 St. Joseph 7212 4 0,55
17 Two Harbors 3486 2 0,57
18 Zumbrota 3428 2 0,58
19 Jordan 6375 4 0,63
20 New Prague 7884 5 0,63
21 Eagle Lake 3129 2 0,64
22 Corcoran 5988 4 0,67
23 Isanti 5787 4 0,69
24 Belle Plaine 7189 5 0,70
25 Montevideo 5101 4 0,78
26 Waseca 8918 7 0,78
27 East Grand Forks 8632 7 0,81
28 Chisholm 4908 4 0,81
29 West Hennepin 5663 5 0,88
30 Ely 3377 3 0,89
31 Wayzata 6582 6 0,91
32 Goodview 4125 4 0,97
33 Wadena 4076 4 0,98
34 Cambridge 8905 9 1,01
35 Hermantown 9525 10 1,05
36 Baxter 8372 9 1,08
37 Glencoe 5480 6 1,09
38 St. Paul Park 5409 6 1,11
39 Wyoming 7900 9 1,14
40 Oak Park Heights 4991 6 1,20
41 Litchfield 6615 8 1,21
42 Cannon Falls 4060 5 1,23
43 Princeton 4666 6 1,29
44 St. Francis 7728 10 1,29
45 Dilworth 4474 6 1,34
46 International Falls 5933 8 1,35
47 Little Falls 8683 12 1,38
48 St. Charles 3759 6 1,60
49 Proctor 3058 5 1,64
50 East Range 3614 6 1,66
51 Eveleth 3609 6 1,66
52 Perham 3484 6 1,72
53 Thief River Falls 8865 16 1,80
54 Windom 4401 8 1,82
55 Sauk Centre 4389 8 1,82
56 Becker 4880 9 1,84
57 Morris 5300 10 1,89
58 Detroit Lakes 9289 19 2,05
59 St. Anthony 9205 19 2,06
60 Lakes Area 9679 20 2,07
61 Sleepy Eye 3378 7 2,07
62 Long Prairie 3305 7 2,12
63 St. James 4375 10 2,29
64 Crookston 7779 19 2,44
65 Breckenridge 3200 8 2,50
66 Redwood Falls 4952 15 3,03
67 Plainview 3284 10 3,05
68 Park Rapids 4046 13 3,21
69 Waite Park 7512 29 3,86
70 Virginia 8458 35 4,14
71 Spring Lake Park 6515 27 4,14

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 South Lake Minnetonka 12731 3 0,24
2 Orono 20225 6 0,30
3 Minnetrista 10357 4 0,39
4 Sauk Rapids 13853 6 0,43
5 Lino Lakes 21577 12 0,56
6 Farmington 23355 13 0,56
7 Sartell 18014 11 0,61
8 Rosemount 24707 16 0,65
9 New Hope 21168 14 0,66
10 New Ulm 13202 9 0,68
11 Rogers 13257 10 0,75
12 Chaska 26962 21 0,78
13 Grand Rapids 11297 9 0,80
14 Stillwater 19467 18 0,92
15 Centennial Lakes 11062 11 0,99
16 Big Lake 11036 11 1,00
17 Ramsey 27023 27 1,00
18 Owatonna 25829 26 1,01
19 Cloquet 11911 12 1,01
20 Golden Valley 21688 22 1,01
21 Champlin 25304 26 1,03
22 Buffalo 16304 17 1,04
23 New Brighton 22978 25 1,09
24 North Branch 10511 12 1,14
25 St. Peter 12012 14 1,17
26 Elk River 24724 29 1,17
27 North St. Paul 12588 15 1,19
28 Fairmont 10053 12 1,19
29 Oakdale 28178 37 1,31
30 Northfield 20535 28 1,36
31 North Mankato 13794 19 1,38
32 Mendota Heights 11381 16 1,41
33 White Bear Lake 26187 37 1,41
34 Crystal 23310 34 1,46
35 Albert Lea 17655 26 1,47
36 Prior Lake 26925 40 1,49
37 Anoka 17574 27 1,54
38 Winona 26840 43 1,60
39 Hopkins 18838 32 1,70
40 Mounds View 13235 23 1,74
41 Marshall 13713 25 1,82
42 Hastings 22799 42 1,84
43 Hutchinson 13862 28 2,02
44 Fergus Falls 13839 30 2,17
45 South St. Paul 20260 46 2,27
46 Red Wing 16405 40 2,44
47 Worthington 13309 35 2,63
48 Austin 24935 66 2,65
49 Columbia Heights 21119 57 2,70
50 Hibbing 15998 44 2,75
51 Willmar 19635 55 2,80
52 Fridley 27943 85 3,04
53 Faribault 23806 77 3,23
54 Robbinsdale 14629 49 3,35
55 Alexandria 13759 51 3,71
56 West St. Paul 19798 74 3,74
57 Brainerd 13404 61 4,55
58 Bemidji 15528 79 5,09

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Edina 52544 23 0,44
2 Minnetonka 53573 28 0,52
3 Plymouth 79559 44 0,55
4 Eden Prairie 64917 39 0,60
5 Lakeville 64914 39 0,60
6 Maple Grove 72502 44 0,61
7 Cottage Grove 37102 25 0,67
8 Woodbury 70900 50 0,71
9 Eagan 66981 59 0,88
10 Blaine 65649 64 0,97
11 Savage 32029 36 1,12
12 Apple Valley 52922 63 1,19
13 Coon Rapids 62818 83 1,32
14 Moorhead 43657 61 1,40
15 St. Louis Park 49595 70 1,41
16 Shakopee 41424 75 1,81
17 Burnsville 61592 114 1,85
18 Bloomington 86279 165 1,91
19 Rochester 117037 227 1,94
20 Maplewood 41339 90 2,18
21 Richfield 36300 81 2,23
22 Roseville 36701 86 2,34
23 Inver Grove Heights 35592 90 2,53
24 Mankato 42606 140 3,29
25 Duluth 86048 308 3,58
26 Brooklyn Park 81263 302 3,72
27 Brooklyn Center 31128 117 3,76
28 St. Cloud 68282 262 3,84
29 St. Paul 309756 1941 6,27
30 Minneapolis 428261 3395 7,93

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