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Posted on: September 17, 2015

Historically Low Crime Rate

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Coon Rapids continues to see a decrease in its overall crime rate. According to data from the 2014 Uniform Crime Report, crime in Coon Rapids is at its lowest point since 1969. 2014 statistics show another four percent decline in the crime rate from 2013. The number of crimes committed is down in most categories for Part 1 crimes (detailed at right). In particular, larceny (theft) is at a historic low point. Theft from vehicles is the most common type of crime in Coon Rapids and police are pleased to see the statistics continue to go down. The city’s robbery statistics were higher than our historical average due primarily to an increase in shoplifting incidents evolving into physical confrontations with store security. The police department is working directly with retailers to address procedures linked to this trend.

Brad Wise, Police Chief says, “Public awareness and community partnerships are key components to our policing efforts. Thanks to an engaged community, pro-active policing and everyone working together, we can continue to be proud of the safety of our community. I want everyone to know that we value the public helping us be the “eyes” and “ears” of the community. Never be afraid to call 911 if you see suspicious activity. When we all work together, we 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.

The following data shows Part 1 crime statistics for 2014 as compared to 2013.
(Chart shows actual number of offenses in each category).

Murder 0 2014 0 2013

Rape 25 2014 31 2013

Robbery 25 2014 15 2013

Assault 33 2014 48 2013

Burglary 182 2014 183 2013

(theft) 1311 2014 1530 2013

Theft 48 2014 53 2013

Arson 6 2014 7 2013

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