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Hopkins, MN – The National Council for Home Safety and Security recently named Hopkins as the seventh safest city in Minnesota for 2019. The City achieved this ranking by having the state’s seventh lowest crime rate per 1,000 people.
“We are extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful police department in the City of Hopkins,” said Hopkins Mayor Jason Gadd. “Hopkins Police Department officers and staff go above and beyond to positively engage with the community and keep our residents, business owners and visitors safe.”
According to Hopkins Police Department data, the City saw a 2.1 percent decrease in total crimes in 2018 compared to 2017. The total number of violent crimes alone decreased by 24 percent.
“The reduction of crime does not happen on its own,” said Hopkins Police Department Chief Brent Johnson. “It’s a culmination of trusting relationships, community partnerships, and truly striving to make a difference each and every day. This is the commitment of this organization and all of the members who represent it.”
The National Council for Home Safety and Security utilized the most recent statistical data from the FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics to identify Minnesota’s safest cities, using cities’ crime rates and a variable called Police Adequacy (total crimes/number of police employees) to assign the rankings.
More information about Minnesota’s safest cities is available on the National Council for Home Safety and Security website.