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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Minnesota Crime Statistics

​​​​​​​Minnesota Offense Codes (MOC)

​Minnesota Crime Data Explorer

Use the Minnesota Crime Data Explorer to obtain information about criminal activity and other information reported by local law enforcement agencies to meet Minnesota and federal reporting requirements.

Data in the Minnesota Crime Data Explorer may look different from federal or local crime data reports. This is because different agencies may publish the data at different times, the data may be updated at different times, or the methodology used to pull data from other syst​ems may differ slightly.​​

Uniform Crime Reports​

The BCA compiles a statistical report each year detailing the amount of criminal activity in the state. The data for this report is submitted by individual law enforcement agencies. The report includes offenses, clearances and arrests, ​as well as the number of law enforcement officers killed or assaulted, firearms discharges by law enforcement, missing childre​n reports, police pursuits and bias offenses. Limited information is also available on law enforcement personnel.​

The BCA maintains a Historical Index​​ of certain crime data going back to 1936, when the BCA first began compiling crime data for the state.​

Uniform​ Crime Reports or Statewide Summaries prior to 2016 may be available at the Minnesota Historical Society via the Gale Family Library or the Legislative Reference Library. Contact these organizations for more information on what is in each collection.

Supplemental Forms​

All Minnesota law enforcement agencies must submit reports to the BCA using the Supplemental Reporting System (SRS) application. The forms below are available to create these reports. Agencies may keep paper copies for internal use, however, they should not be mailed, faxed or emailed to the BCA. Reports should only be submitted to the BCA using the SRS application.