According to a study by BackgroundChecks.org, an online directory of public records and background information, Elk River ranks No. 18 on its “Safest Cities to Live in Minnesota” list. Researchers used FBI crime stats to calculate rankings that considered violent crime and property crime rates of cities with 10,000+ residents. The ratio of law enforcement to the city’s population was also a factor in determining a city’s safety index score. Elk River’s safety index is 0.3, with the No. 1 ranked city, Big Lake, coming in with a 0.51 index score. The list was rounded out with Minneapolis coming in at No. 88.
Shout out to Elk River Police Department for continually working to keep our community safe! To view the full study, click here.