Arrest Dashboards

The arrest data dashboards are based on the Minnesota’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), published by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety). More information about the UCR, as well as past published reports can be found here.


Arrests in the UCR are divided into three basic categories: (1) Part I offenses, (2) Part II offenses, and (3) status offenses.

Part I Offenses: Part I offenses consist of more serious crimes, including the following: criminal homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Human trafficking was added to Minnesota’s UCR in 2014 as two separate offense categories: commercial sex acts and involuntary servitude.

Part II Offenses: Part II offenses, sometimes referred to as “index offenses,” are considered less serious crimes. This offense category includes the following: other assaults (e.g., simple assault), forgery or counterfeiting, fraud, embezzlement, stolen property (buying, receiving, or possessing), vandalism, weapons, prostitution, sex offenses, drug abuse violation, gambling, offenses against family and children, driving under the influence, liquor law violations, disorderly conduct, vagrancy, and all other offenses (i.e., all other arrests not defined under Part I or other Part II offenses).

Status offenses: This offense category includes a limited number of offenses for which juveniles can be taken into protective custody. This category includes only two offense definitions: (1) curfew and loitering, and (2) runaway.

Note: Use caution when making year-to-year comparisons. Offense definitions and reporting protocols periodically change, which may account for some trends over time.​ 

Minnesota Arrest Rate by County

Minnesota Arrest Rate by Race and Hispanic Origin

Minnesota Arrest Rates by Gender​