Lakeville was also ranked 20th overall out of 125 communities in Minnesota analyzed by personal finance website ValuePenguin.
If you have the pleasure of living in Lakeville, you probably aren’t surprised the town is one of the safest in the state. In fact, Lakeville was ranked in the top ten safest large cities in Minnesota, which includes cities in the state with a population over 20,000.
Value Penguin, a personal finance website, slotted Lakeville at No. 7 in 2016, in front of Northfield (No. 8), Ramsey (No. 9) and Eden Prairie (No. 10):
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To come up with its rankings, ValuePenguin used data pulled from 2014 FBI statistics, the most recent stats available:
“We standardized the data to reflect violent and property crimes per 100,000, to account for population. Then, we aggregated a “crime score” by weighting violent crime at 80% and property crime at 20%. … Then we adjusted the crime score for population size, giving more slack to larger cities. Finally, we ranked the cities based on their crime scores.”
Lakeville’s crime score is 628. Overall, Lakeville rated 20th in safety among the 125 communities with populations of at least 5,000 that were studied by the website.
How did Lakeville compare to neighboring communities? Here’s a look at their overall rankings:
- Farmington: 8th
- Rosemount: 9th
- Faribault: 99th
- Minneapolis: 125th
- On January 26, 2017