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Lake City, Minnesota Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Lake City, Minnesota. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Lake City compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Lake City, Minnesota, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,260 total crimes reported in Lake City, Minnesota (43 of them violent). Of the 158 crimes that happen every year in Lake City, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lake City, Minnesota 158 times a year.

Total Crime in Lake City, Minnesota (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Lake City, Minnesota for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Lake City has lessened by 84%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 300%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic reduction in crime over the last 8 years in Lake City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ninety for Lake City, Minnesota in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lake City, Minnesota (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Lake City, Minnesota (2001-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Lake City, Minnesota law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2006, the data collection methodology for the offense of forcible rape used by the Illinois (with the exception of Rockford, Illinois) and the Minnesota state UCR Programs does not comply with national UCR Program guidelines. Consequently, their figures for forcible rape and violent crime (of which forcible rape is a part) are not published in these graphs.
  • In 2007-2008, the data collection methodology for the offense of forcible rape used by the Illinois and the Minnesota state UCR Programs (with the exception of Rockford, Illinois and Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota) does not comply with national UCR Program guidelines. Consequently, their figures for forcible rape and violent crime (of which forcible rape is a part) are not published in these graphs.
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