Only 3 in 10 victims report a crime, DPS survey says

- According to a recent Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the majority of crimes, especially bank or credit card fraud, go unreported.

Results from the Crime Victimization Survey, conducted by the DPS Office of Justice Programs, showed only 30 percent of victims report crime.

The survey looked at property crime and crimes against Minnesotans in 2016. Results found 37 percent of people surveyed were victims of personal or property crime.

Bank or credit card fraud is the most common property crime, affecting about one in five adults. This statistic has tripled since 2007. But this crime is also one of the least reported with only 10 percent of the crimes reported to police. 

In the case of violent crimes, stalking was the most commonly experienced crime among those surveyed at 9.6 percent.

Sexual assault without penetration has doubled since 2010, but only 10 percent of victims reported their incident to police.

For the full survey results, click here.

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