By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Efforts to curb firearm-related violent crimes seem to be paying off. Minneapolis is reporting a decline in gun violence.

“We have to be able to show some results and we have,” said Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan.

Comments from Police Chief Tim Dolan

He was referring to Project Exile, which is a combined effort of law enforcement and prosecutors in dealing with gun violence. Early results show violent crimes committed with guns were down 23 percent since mid-summer.

Police are using “predictive analysis” as a way of tracking crime and using the information to predict when and where additional crimes will occur.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s office is working with the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in the focus on gun-related crime in Minneapolis.

“The people that we choose to go after are the people that are involved in violent crime,” said Chief Dolan.

But he said there’s more work to be done.

Comments (5)
  1. Bob says:

    I don’t suppose this had anything to do with 70, 000 Minnesotans having permits to carry firearms ?

  2. Mark from MNtaxwaste says:

    But what they didn’t tell us is that assaults with weapons with teens is up, don’t spin you look foolish. But I’m sure the 2 teenage girls and the mother who was sexually assaulted as her 10 year old had to stand by feel much better.

  3. Ben B. says:

    Actually Bob —- my money doesn’t think so. 😉
    These morons don’t have fear of someone packing dude – the world they live in has every other person carrying something. Fear a legal carrying citizen – not hardly.
    Read the papers and keep your ears open — the pops are still happening daily.
    I wouldn’t live in the city even if I carried an Uzi and grenades. I only have a single set of eyes. lol

  4. Bob says:

    Ben, its not about fear its about taking personal responsibity for your own and your families safety…..

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