Crime rate and crime statistics in Minneapolis (2022)

Let’s dive deep into some stats, look at crime rates and charts, and see how safe or dangerous Minneapolis really is.

Minneapolis Crime Statistics

Here’s a breakdown of all crime in the city for 2020 and 2021

2020

2021

Percent change

Homicide

84

96

14%

Grated

438

413

-6%

Flight

1,931

2,310

20%

Aggravated assault

2,975

3,126

5%

Burglary

3,971

2,548

-36%

Larceny/Theft

12,059

11,435

-5%

motor vehicle theft

3,905

4,054

4%

Criminal fire

139

129

-7%

TOTALS

25,502

24 111

-5%

**All data is from Minneapolis Police Department crime data**

Minneapolis crime rate

Violent crime rate

In 2021, Minneapolis reported 5,945 violent crimes and had a violent crime rate of 1,382.71 per 100,000 population. Violent crime in the city increased by 10% last year compared to 2020.

Minneapolis’ violent crime rate is 3.5 times the national average.

Minneapolis has a similar violent crime rate to cities like New Orleans, Albuquerque and Baltimore.

Here is a map showing the evolution of violent crime in Minneapolis over an 11-year period.

violent crimes in minneapolis

Minneapolis Murder Rate

In 2021, Minneapolis reported 96 murders and had a murder rate of 22.33 per 100,000 population.

  • 96 murders is the highest number of murders in Minneapolis in the past 20 years. The record was set in 1995 when 97 murders were reported.
  • Year after year, murders have increased by 14%.
  • The murder rate in Minneapolis is 3.4 times higher than the national average.
  • Minneapolis has a similar homicide rate to cities like Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Indianapolis.

Here’s a map showing you how murders have evolved over the past 11 years in Minneapolis

minneapolis homicides

Property crime rate in Minneapolis

In 2020, Minneapolis reported 18,166 property crimes and had a property crime rate of 4,225.10 per 100,000 population.

  • Minneapolis’ property crime rate is 2.2 times the national average.
  • Year over year, property crime in Minneapolis is down 34%.
  • Minneapolis has a property crime rate similar to Houston, Lousiville and Fort Lauderdale.

Here is a map showing the evolution of property crimes in Minneapolis over an 11-year period.

property crimes in minneapolis

Minneapolis Crime Rate Compared to Other Minnesota Cities (2020)

Here’s how Minneapolis’ violent crime rate compares to other cities in Minnesota. Minneapolis had the highest crime rate of any city listed.

Town

Population

Violent crime rate (2020)

Minneapolis

429,954

1,262.46

St. Paul

311,527

744.72

Brooklyn Park

86,478

404.73

Duluth

86,697

296.43

Bloomington

89,987

295.60

Rochester

121,395

247.13

Blaine

70 222

118.20

Woodbury

75 102

94.54

sugar bush

70,253

79.71

Plymouth

81,026

65.41

Minneapolis Crime Rate Comparison

Here is a list of the 20 most dangerous cities in the United States ranked by violent crime rate. Minneapolis ranks 19th.

minneapolis crime rate comparison

Facts About Minneapolis, MN

  • Minneapolis’ population in 2020 was 429,954 and is the 46th most populous city in the United States.
  • The city covers an area of ​​57.51 square miles.
  • The racial makeup of the city: 9.6% Hispanic or Latino, 60.0% White, 19.2% African American, 1.4% Native American, 5.9% Asian and 4.8% from two or more races.
  • The median household income in the city was $62,583. The city’s per capita income was $38,808.
  • 19.1% of the population lives below the poverty line.
  • The median home value in Minneapolis is $324,985 in 2022.
  • In 2022, the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Minneapolis is 2,378.
  • 90.0% of residents age 25 and older are high school graduates. 50.4% of residents age 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher.