Crime Statistics

The Wright County Sheriff's Department strives to provide the best services possible to the community of Wright County. Below you will find crime statistics for the county, state, and nation. We've also included the 2011 Sheriff's Annual Report on this page for your review. The tables below are statistics for the county. Contact the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or the Federal Bureau of Investigation for more information on state and national crime statistics.

Service Calls
Type of Service Call 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Alarm 3930 3750 2977 2678 2580
Harassment 907 1078 995 1063 911
Fire 1020 983 956 1017 1000
Check Welfare 723 768 805 854 839
Medical/Deceased 4085 4809 3972 3784 3804
Animal Complaint 1012 1051 1040 1011 959
Disturb Public Peace 989 1055 985 989 876
House/Business/Area Check 383 91 109 121 174
Juvenile Complaint 1058 1084 988 934 852
Suspicious Incident 2033 2137 2013 1946 2129
Citizen/Motorist Aid 557 598 532 552 634
Lost/Found Property 1048 1176 998 950 1130
Total 17745 18580 16370 15,899 15,888

Traffic Calls
Type of Traffic Call 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Speeding 2181 2267 1418 1496 1364
Careless/Reckless/No Insurance 836 935 590 363 340
Stop/Semaphore Violation 395 473 332 349 300
DAR/DAS/DAC 863 980 712 695 746
Drivers License Violations 429 407 271 262 254
Vehicle Registration 466 548 258 187 248
No Proof Insurance 956 583 271 474 538
Equipment Violation 314 218 99 115 94
D.U.I. 691 591 433 413 493
Miscellaneous Traffic 5383 4409 4317 5313 5208
Total 12,514 11,411 8,701 9,667 9,585

Motor Vehicle Crashes
Type of Crash 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Property Damage 1643 1843 1359 1223 1299
Personal Injury 160 225 166 139 146
Car/Animal 347 356 381 453 396
Hit & Run 309 325 241 216 229
Fatality 19 16 16 6 6
Total 2478 2765 2163 2037 2076

Part 1 & 2 Crimes
Crime Part 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Part I Crimes 2294 2786 1966 1846 1798
Part II Crimes 4696 4783 3941 3253 3525
Total Part I & II Crimes 6990 7569 5907 5099 5323

Part 1 Crimes
Part I Crime 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murder 1 2 1 1 0
Criminal Sexual Conduct 15 37 17 25 11
Robbery 8 13 7 3 9
Aggravated Assault 80 76 71 81 61
Burglary 217 412 184 151 165
Larceny/Theft 1817 2066 1617 1520 1484
Motor Vehicle Theft 150 163 67 60 58
Arson 6 17 2 5 10
Total 2294 2786 1966 1846 1798

Part 2 Crimes

Part II Crime 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Other Assaults 253 270 260 253 233
Forgery/Counterfeit 95 154 67 78 62
Theft/Fraud 498 600 498 321 371
Stolen Property Crimes 70 129 44 44 34
Criminal Damage Property 1013 1004 901 662 701
Weapons Violations 41 48 31 14 26
Other Sex Crimes 29 78 37 47 38
Narcotics 605 471 488 417 545
Family/Children 66 56 24 15 23
D.U.I. 691 591 433 413 493
Liquor Law Violations 323 324 269 175 207
Disorderly Conduct 297 314 287 316 301
Other 715 744 602 498 491
Total 4696 4783 3941 3253 3525

Criminal Arrests
Type of Crime 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Part I 369 659 384 413 395
Part II 3231 3241 2688 2376 2516
Warrants 3781 2104 2551 2252 2041
Total 7381 6004 5623 5041 4952

Wright County Population
Year Population Increase/Decrease
1920 28,685 -
1930 27,119 -1,566
1940 27,750 +631
1950 27,716 -34
1960 29,935 +2,219
1970 38,933 +8,998
1980 58,681 +20,748
1990 68,710 +10,029
1999 87,779 +19,069
2000 89,986 +2,207
2010 124,700 +38.6%

Wright County Calls for Service & Population Comparison 2011 
City/Township Calls For Service Population 2010 CFS/Pop.
Albion Township 379 1,255 0.302
Buffalo Township 827 1,804 0.458
Chatham Township 365 1,302 0.280
Clearwater Township 470 1,306 0.360
Cokato Township 562 1,311 0.429
Corinna Township 793 2,322 0.342
Franklin Township 844 2,760 0.306
French Lake Township 357 1,172 0.305
Maple Lake Township 858 2,048 0.419
Marysville Township 648 2,147 0.302
Middleville Township 330 937 0.352
Monticello Township 1,201 3,181 0.378
Rockford Township 975 3,194 0.305
Silver Creek Township 623 2,335 0.267
Southside Township 624 1,521 0.410
Stockholm Township 268 959 0.279
Victor Township 324 1,032 0.314
Woodland Township 469 1,082 0.433
Albertville City 3,209 7,044 0.456
Clearwater City 1,136 1,735 0.655
Cokato City 1,476 2,694 0.548
Delano City 2,152 5,464 0.394
Hanover City 362 2,938 0.123
Maple Lake City 1,146 2,059 0.557
Monticello City 8,035 12,759 0.630
Montrose City 1,221 2,847 0.429
Otsego City 4,111 13,571 0.303
Rockford City 1,297 4,316 0.301
St. Michael City 4,350 16,399 0.265
South Haven City 136 187 0.727
Waverly City 668 1,357 0.492
Total 40,216 Average 0.391