Coon Rapids Police Community Watch Team

Crime Rates Recap

2018 Uniform Crime Report

According to data from the 2018 Uniform Crime Report, crime statistics in the city went down in many areas as compared to 2017. Coon Rapids reported fewer aggravated assaults, burglaries and thefts, but experienced a slight increase in robberies. 

Coon Rapids Police Chief Brad Wise says despite increased calls for service, the city has seen a reduction in some part one crimes which is a direct result of a strong police, public partnership. “The police department works very hard, and continues to partner with the community, to make our city safe. We are pleased to see fewer thefts and crime reductions in other areas which is a direct result of this great teamwork with the public. We need the public to keep being vigilant...keep locking your windows and doors, get to know your neighbors, and keep looking out for each other because all of those efforts really do help.” 

In the 2020 budget, the police department has proposed two additional officers to further the work in crime prevention and proactive policing efforts. 

Breakdown of the Data

The following data shows Part 1 crime statistics for 2018 as compared to 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.
Crime Report Data Info Graphic

The Uniform Crime Report, produced by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, is a reporting tool that is used to track crime around the state. The data is also submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, to allow for crime rate comparisons nationwide.

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Drug Take Back
at the Police Station

Did you know that flushing medications can damage our lakes and water supply? Keeping them stashed away in your medicine cabinet isn't any better.

Do your part to dispose of prescription medications in a safe manner at our drug take back event. Our officers will be out front of the police department ready to take old prescriptions and unused Epi-pens off your hands... you don't even need to get out of your car!

Please Note: We cannot accept "sharps" or used Epi-pens at this event. These items may be taken to the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility or search other disposal locations at

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Ditch the Razors
for No-Shave November

If you notice Coon Rapids police officers looking a little scruffy this fall, it’s for good reason. Once again the police department will let the facial hair grow to raise money for cancer research and prevention.

The community is invited to join in – donations can be made online to the CRPD team.

Anyone who donates can come to the police department to receive a button during normal business hours. Donate and learn more here

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Join the
Community Watch Team

Neighbors who know each other look out for each other. The Coon Rapids Community Watch Team is a program dedicated to public/police partnerships, designed to keep the community safe.

Coon Rapids launched the Community Watch Team last year. The program encourages residents and businesses to voluntarily register the location of security cameras. If police are investigating a crime in an area where they know a camera is located, it helps connect officers with possible camera footage.

But you don’t need a security camera to be part of the Community Watch Team. Residents without cameras are also welcome to partner with police to access crime maps, newsletters and other crime prevention resources.

Join the Community Watch Team on the Coon Rapids Police website.

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