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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Crime Survey Reports

The Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center has completed seven statewide crime victimization surveys over the past 25 years, with the most recent survey completed in 2016. These surveys measure experiences with crime, perceptions of neighborhood safety, and attitudes toward police among representative samples of adults in Minnesota. Because Minnesota has not yet completed implementation of an incident-based crime reporting system, these surveys are important for understanding the experiences and characteristics of crime victims, providing information on crimes not reported to police, providing information not contained in official police records, and assessing crime trends. All seven completed surveys are posted in the links below:

Troubling Perceptions 1993

Changing Perceptions 1996 

Keeping Watch 1999

Safe at Home 2002

Domestic Violence: Results from the 2008 Minnesota Crime Victim Survey

Domestic Violence: Results from the 2010 Minnesota Crime Victim Survey​

The 2016 Minnesota Crime Victimization Survey Full Report

The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) has tracked the victimization experiences of Americans since 1973. The NCVS is administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau. The most recent NCVS report (2018) can be found at the link below:

Criminal Victimization, 2018​