Minneapolis crime remains near 30-year lows

The final crime statistics are in for 2013, and both overall crime and violent crime rates in Minneapolis remain at some of the lowest levels in 30 years. Overall crime rose less than one percent, making the last five years the years with the lowest number of crimes in the city since the 1960s. Violent crime, which includes homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, rose 4.1 percent. However, 2013 and the three years before it had the lowest levels of violent crime in the city since the early 1980s.

Here are a few highlights from the 2013 crime results:

Looking ahead to 2014, the Minneapolis Police Department will continue to pursue strategies that are getting results, and will also begin new initiatives in some areas. Specifically:

Published Jan. 7, 2014