Matt Laible, City of Minneapolis, 612-673-2786 

Jan. 6, 2014

Mayor, Police Chief review 2013 crime and plan for the new year

Crime remains at lowest levels in decades in Minneapolis

WHAT:             Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janeé Harteau will present the final
crime statistics from 2013, which show both overall crime and violent crime remaining at the lowest levels in more than 30 years. They’ll also discuss police strategies and public safety efforts that are planned for the new year. The will be joined at the briefing by residents and business owners and residents from north and southeast Minneapolis to talk about public safety in their neighborhoods over the last year.

WHEN:             10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7

WHERE:           Hennepin County Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. NE

MORE:             Among the overall crime figures for 2013:

·         Overall crime is up less than one percent, making the last five years the lowest years for crimes since the 1960s.

·         Violent crime is up four percent since 2012, but remains at the lowest levels in 30 years.

·         In 2013, police put a special focus on burglary. Minneapolis ended the year with 167 fewer burglaries than in 2012.

·         Another focus for 2013 was juvenile crime, which led to a 4.6 percent decrease in crime committed by juveniles.



Published Jan 6, 2014