Crime & Safety

minneapolis 5th precinct

Minneapolis Police Department (5th Precinct, Sector 3)

Inspector Kathy Waite commands the 5th Precinct. The precinct station is located at the intersection of W 31st St and Nicollet Ave S, one block south of Lake Street:

3101 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 673-5705
FAX (612) 370-3879

The 5th Precinct is headquarters for

  • Patrol Officers
  • Precinct Investigations
  • Community Response Team
  • Community Crime Prevention/SAFE Teams

It provides police services to 1/5 of the city of Minneapolis. Its service area is bounded by Interstate 35 W on the East, Interstate 94 on the North and the city limits on the West and South.

The precinct’s Community Room is open for public use. For reservations call (612) 673-5705.

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Crime Prevention Specialist

Crime Prevention Specialists (CPS) works with residents, neighborhood organizations and businesses to…

  • Recruit and train block leaders to get block clubs started
  • Maintain block clubs
  • Present safety and neighborhood livability information to the public
  • Publish and distribute crime alerts
  • Promote National Night Out
  • Resolve complaints about problem properties
  • Respond to crime trends

Jennifer Waisanen
612-673-5407
jennifer.waisanen@minneapolismn.gov


Get involved!

  • Become a block leader
  • National Night Out
    National Night Out (NNO) is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It’s a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.
  • Report a crime (311 vs 911)
  • Community impact statements are presented to the court by prosecutors from the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office to show the negative impact a specific offender or a specific crime has, not only on the victims of the crime but also on the community in which the crime took place.
  • Community Emergency Response Team
    The City of Minneapolis is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). These folks will be trained by the city to meet the challenge of a natural or man-made calamity or disaster in their community. These folks help make the community safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to crime, public health issues, natural disasters, threats of terrorism and disasters of all kinds. Training includes emergency preparedness, fire safety, first aid, search and rescue, etc.
  • Citizens’ Academy
    Minneapolis Police Department is looking for Citizens’ Academy volunteers. This is a 10 week free training program starting in February covering topics including K-9 units, 911 operations, Emergency Response Unit, Forensics Lab procedures, use of force, etc.

Crime Statistics

RAIDS Online (updated daily with Part 1 classified crimes)

5th Precinct crime statistics map (historic precinct crime maps)

Crime statistics by neighborhood

Armatage Crime Statistics

 20122013201420152016
Homicide00000
Rape10220
Robbery20202
Agg Assault71434
Burglary2431252017
Theft/Larceny3441404046
Auto Theft13217
Arson20020
TOTAL7176756876

Findings: We average about 73 crimes per year in the noted categories. On average over 90% of our crimes are property crimes and the majority of those are theft/larceny. Larceny is an umbrella term for any theft which occurs in an area where the suspect had permission to be, such as on a street or sidewalk. A theft from a location without such permission would include your garage, yard or home is classified as a burglary. Lots of these are crimes of opportunity (unlocked vehicles, unlocked doors, unsupervised valuables, open garage doors, unlocked bikes, etc.).