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2016 Crime Victim Survey: Only 30 Percent of Victims Report Crime

​TheCrime Victimization Survey focused on property crimes and crimes against people within the previous year, along with how often those crimes were reported. Only three out of 10 victims typically report crime.


Some highlights from the survey of Minnesotans about crime experiences in the previous year:

  • In the previous year, 37 percent experienced personal or property crime.
  • Of the property crimes, bank account fraud (stolen credit card or accessed bank account) was the most common at 17.7 percent.
    • That figure has more than tripled since 2007.
    • It is one of the least reported crimes to police, with only 10 percent reporting.
  • Of violent crimes, those surveyed say stalking (9.6 percent) is the most common experienced crime.
  • Assaults have dropped dramatically since 2001, from 2.2 to .5 percent.
  • Sexual assault without penetration has more than doubled since 2010, but only 10 percent of victims reported it to police.
  • Only one-third of assaults (non-sexual) were reported to police.
  • Firearms in the home are down from 47 percent in 2001 to 36.6 percent in 2016.
    • Amongst gun owners, permits-to-carry have tripled.

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