If you are moving to a new neighborhood, you will probably want to know asking how safe that neighborhood is. Here's how to find information on crime, sex offenders and dangerous dogs in a neighborhood of Minneapolis, St. Paul and around the Twin Cities metro area.
Crime in Minneapolis/St. Paul Neighborhoods
Crime rates vary considerably across the Twin Cities metro area, and every city's police department maintains records of crimes, violent and non-violent. These crime statistics are available to the public.
The Minneapolis Police Department publishes weekly crime maps of the city, showing violent and selected non-violent crimes. The Minneapolis Police Department's website has several other crime reports and statistics including maps of gunshots fired in the city, and plenty of historical data.
St. Paul's Police Department publishes crime reports and crime maps online. St. Paul's crime maps can be viewed monthly or yearly, and are color-coded by crime density so are easy to interpret.
Crime in Other Metro Area Cities and Neighborhoods
Many other cities in the Twin Cities metro area don't publish crime data online. Call the city's police department's non-emergency number to obtain crime statistics. Here's some cities in the Twin Cities metro area that do publish crime data online.