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Crime Stats & Mapping

CHPD Total Number of Crimes Reported 1981 to 2016
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) released crime statistics for 2016. As the CHPD continues to review and analyze crime statistics, we’re encouraged that our level of proactive policing, combined with investments in community policing, are paying dividends in lowering crime in the city. This chart tracks the total number of crimes reported in Columbia Heights for the years 1981 through 2016. As you can see, 2016 had significantly lower number of crimes reported than at any other point during that time frame.

UCR Part 1 Crime Comparision 2006 to 2016
As part of our ongoing review of crime statistics, the CHPD conducted a comparison of Part I (more serious) crimes in the State of Minnesota, in Anoka County, and in the City of Columbia Heights. Crime is down across the board, but we’re pleased to note that we’re seeing a more significant decrease in the City of Columbia Heights. The source for our numbers is the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Uniform Crime Report, released in July of 2017.


Crimes Reported and COP Hours 2008 to 2016
We continue to be encouraged that our level of proactive policing, combined with investments in community policing are paying dividends in lowering crime in the city. Here’s a graph showing the connection between the increases in Community Oriented Policing activity and how it has affected the crime rate. Our source for the crimes reported number is the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Uniform Crime Report, July 2017. The COP hours are a compilation of hours spent by officers and staff members in various outreach activities in the community.


Go to communitycrimemap.com for the full featured website.