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Police: Violent Crime In Mpls Looks To Remain Flat

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis looks to grow safer for the sixth year in a row, authorities say.

Minneapolis police report that violent crime numbers look as though they will come in flat or decreased in comparison with those of 2010. The final numbers will be ready in the middle of January.

As of now, the number of homicides in the city is down more than 12 percent over that of 2010 and 29 percent over that of 2006, police report.

This year Minneapolis saw a 5 percent decrease in violent crime compared to last year. While police say that those statistics doesn’t do much to make the victims of crime feel better, they do say that those who live in and visit Minneapolis should have reason to feel safe.

Minneapolis police say their use of community and business partnerships, innovative strategies and new technologies, such as live monitored cameras, helped to minimize violent crime and solve issues within communities. They cited south Minneapolis’ Peavey Park as an example of how those strategies and relationships helped deter crime in the park, making it once again functional for its intended use.

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