MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says new statistics show that violent crime has decreased 38 percent countywide from 2006 to 2011.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, 2011 was the fifth consecutive year of reduction in violent crime.

“This is a remarkable achievement for the residents of Hennepin County and I believe the hard work and innovation of the Sheriff’s Office in partnership with all local law enforcement agencies contributed significantly to making communities safer,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek.

Stanek says the three leading factors in the reduction of violent crime are improved use of technology by law enforcement, enhanced criminal information sharing and analysis, and expansion of partnerships among law enforcement agencies.

Comments (7)
  1. Serpico says:

    “with all local law enforcement agencies contributed significantly to making communities safer,”

    What a crock. Law enforcement agencies can’t do anything until AFTER a crime is committed.

    It might be time to trim some law enforcement budgets and staff.

  2. Brett says:

    That’s nice. Crooklyn Park had 5 murders in 2011. Most I’ve ever seen in one year. Could be an anomaly, but maybe not. There are too many welfare “families” here, and there is too much crime associated with them.

    1. not so sure says:

      Brett, CP is literally and actually a ghetto.

  3. jakmpls says:

    I think this drop in violent crime has more to do with the passage of the Minnesota Citizens’ Personal Protection Act (conceal carry) than anything the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has done. Don’t get me wrong, I am very thankful for all law enforcement personnel – but the fact that the hoodlums aren’t completely sure who’s “packin” anymore really must make a difference in the chances those hoodlums are willing to take.

  4. G Dog says:

    Kudos to the Sheriff’s department and the police departments in Hennepin County. The gun nuts who pack heat had little to do with this, but if it makes you feel better gunslinger, good for you.

  5. Kevin says:

    Do they think we do not follow the news? Do they think we are all morons?

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