Preliminary report shows continued success in reducing violent crime

Minneapolis Police released a preliminary report that shows violent crime continues to drop in the city.  While the final report will not be completed until mid-January, Minneapolis Police expect to that they may see a decreased violent crime rate for the sixth year in a row.

While these statistics are of little consequence to a crime victim, Minneapolis continues to be a safer city than in years past for those who live, work and visit here. As of today, there has been a 5 percent decrease in violent crime when compared to 2010 and a 46 percent decrease from 2006. The homicide rate has also dropped from previous years, with a 12 percent drop from 2010 and a 29 percent drop compared to 2006.

Minneapolis Police believe that many factors have played a role in keeping violent crime down in 2011, including an increase in community and business partnerships, innovative crime-fighting strategies and a greater use of technology.

The Minneapolis Police Department will continue to work with its many partners - the Minneapolis Park Police, Metro Transit Police, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Hennepin County Adult Probation and others - to ensure the many advances against violent crime are not lost.

Dec. 23, 2011 

 

Published Dec. 23, 2011