Dakota County had 393 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 39.04 per 100.000 population which is by 94.72% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 27 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Hennepin and county Scott it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Dakota is larceny/theft - 93 arrests followed by burglary - 37 and aggravated assault - 23 arrests.
Violent crime in Dakota County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased but not 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 93.57% lower.