The safety experts and number crunchers at Safewise have sifted through the data and added it all up -- presenting us the 20 safest cities in Minnesota for 2018.

Minnesota’s 20 Safest Cities for 2018

  1. Elko New Market
  2. Dayton
  3. Orono
  4. Corcoran
  5. Glencoe
  6. Isanti
  7. Minnetrista
  8. Falcon Heights
  9. Montevideo
  10. La Crescent
  11. Becker
  12. Farmington
  13. Little Falls
  14. Cottage Grove
  15. Lino Lakes
  16. Sartell
  17. Medina
  18. Edina
  19. North Mankato
  20. St. Francis

On their methodology, Safewise says:

Our evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city. If there was a tie, we also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, we calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. This makes it easier to directly compare the likelihood of these crimes occurring in cities with vastly different populations.

They also remind us that crime can happen anywhere, unfortunately, even in a safe city.

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