Cottonwood County had 85 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 383.61 per 100.000 population which is by 48.09% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 4 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Anoka and county Chisago it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Cottonwood is larceny/theft - 32 arrests followed by burglary - 8 and aggravated assault - 3 arrests.
Violent crime in Cottonwood County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 65.35% lower.