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Crime rate in Cottage Grove, Minnesota (MN): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Cottage Grove, MN compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Cottage Grove, MN

The 2018 crime rate in Cottage Grove, MN is 90 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.1 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 34.0% U.S. cities. The 2018 Cottage Grove crime rate fell by 17% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Cottage Grove has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Cottage Grove, MN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Cottage Grove:

89.7
St. Paul Park:

156.8
Newport:

276.4
Inver Grove Heights:

167.9
Woodbury:

86.5
South St. Paul:

202.1
Hastings:

138.3
Prescott:

103.7
West St. Paul:

359.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Cottage Grove by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
15
(46.4)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5
(14.1)
7
(19.7)
3
(8.4)
2
(5.5)
3
(8.3)
6
(16.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(15.5)
8
(24.4)
3
(9.0)
4
(12.0)
9
(26.5)
5
(14.6)
2
(5.7)
3
(8.5)
11
(31.1)
5
(14.1)
1
(2.8)
5
(13.8)
5
(13.8)
3
(8.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(71.1)
25
(76.3)
23
(69.1)
14
(41.9)
20
(58.9)
10
(29.2)
5
(14.3)
13
(36.9)
9
(25.5)
7
(19.7)
8
(22.3)
9
(24.9)
7
(19.3)
16
(43.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
148
(457.5)
135
(411.9)
148
(444.6)
92
(275.5)
74
(217.8)
94
(274.2)
77
(220.9)
110
(311.8)
82
(232.0)
55
(154.6)
84
(234.2)
68
(188.0)
75
(206.9)
58
(156.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
670
(2,071)
588
(1,794)
611
(1,835)
604
(1,809)
545
(1,604)
460
(1,342)
485
(1,391)
520
(1,474)
578
(1,636)
589
(1,656)
542
(1,511)
479
(1,325)
634
(1,749)
468
(1,261)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
46
(142.2)
43
(131.2)
38
(114.2)
27
(80.8)
26
(76.5)
12
(35.0)
16
(45.9)
21
(59.5)
23
(65.1)
30
(84.3)
34
(94.8)
21
(58.1)
40
(110.3)
20
(53.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(18.5)
7
(21.4)
1
(3.0)
4
(12.0)
2
(5.9)
12
(35.0)
1
(2.9)
15
(42.5)
4
(11.3)
1
(2.8)
5
(13.9)
6
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.4)
City-Data.com crime index182.2170.3166.2146.0140.6120.9113.8135.2112.6113.396.489.9107.989.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Cottage Grove, Minnesota as of November 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cottage Grove is 12,086 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Cottage Grove:

41.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Cottage Grove:

24.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Cottage Grove:

30.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Cottage Grove:

20.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Cottage Grove:

42.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Cottage Grove:

42.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2005
Cottage Grove:

89.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Cottage Grove:

83.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Cottage Grove:

88.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Cottage Grove:

84.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Cottage Grove:

102.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Cottage Grove:

145.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Cottage Grove:

112.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Cottage Grove:

136.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Cottage Grove:

126.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Cottage Grove:

137.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Cottage Grove:

145.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Cottage Grove:

120.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Cottage Grove:

127.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Cottage Grove:

135.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Cottage Grove:

157.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Cottage Grove:

197.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Cottage Grove:

191.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Cottage Grove:

216.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Cottage Grove:

182.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Cottage Grove:

187.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Cottage Grove:

190.8
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 49 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
Minnesota average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 48 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
Minnesota average:

1.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 48 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
Minnesota average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 48 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
Minnesota average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 44 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
Minnesota average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 45 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
Minnesota average:

1.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 45 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
Minnesota average:

1.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 45 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
Minnesota average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 46 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
Minnesota average:

1.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 46 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
Minnesota average:

1.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 43 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.08
Minnesota average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 46 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Minnesota average:

1.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 47 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Minnesota average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 54 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Minnesota average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 50 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
Minnesota average:

1.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 48 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
Minnesota average:

1.65

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Cottage Grove, MN
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 55016, 55033, 55071.