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Posted on: September 18, 2017

2016 Crime Rates for Coon Rapids

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According to data from the 2016 Uniform Crime Report, crime statistics in the city went up slightly in a few areas as compared to 2015, but rates are still lower overall than historical averages. The number of robberies decreased significantly in 2016 as compared to 2015. Enhanced police work and partnerships with retail establishments have helped to lower the rate of robbery in the city.


Theft from vehicles is still a common crime in Coon Rapids, and makes up a large percentage of the larceny (theft) statistics. Everyone can avoid becoming a victim of this crime if they remember to remove all valuables from their vehicles. And the rate of burglary went up by 12 in 2016 as compared to 2015, but is still far lower than statistics five years ago.


Brad Wise, Coon Rapids Police Chief says, “We never want anyone to become a victim of a crime, but sometimes people become complacent when we are experiencing low crime rates and they forget basic crime prevention strategies. When it comes to your vehicle, remove all valuables and lock your doors…every time. At home, don’t forget to close your overhead garage door and lock the doors and windows to your house. If you notice your neighbor may have inadvertently left their garage door open, let them know. Or call 911 and we will let them know. Also, don’t leave your garage door opener in your car if it is parked out on the driveway or in the street. These crime prevention strategies really do work. Additionally, never be afraid to call 911 if you see suspicious activity. We need the eyes and ears of the community to help us, and when we all work together, we can keep our community safe.”


The Uniform Crime Report, produced by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, is a reporting tool that is used to track crime around the state.  The data is also submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, to allow for crime rate comparisons nationwide.


Breakdown of the Data
The following data shows Part 1 crime statistics for 2016 as compared to 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

Crime

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Murder

1

1

0

0

0

2

Rape

32

27

25

31

14

37

Robbery

24

39

25

15

16

16

Aggravated Assault

47

53

33

48

42

57

Burglary

197

185

182

183

194

254

Larceny (theft)

1538

1525

1311

1530

1663

2361

Motor Vehicle Theft

50

46

48

53

60

57

Arson

4

3

6

7

10

13

Chart shows actual number of offenses in each category

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