Minneapolis Sees Uptick In Violent Crime In 2012

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crime in Minneapolis remains among the lowest levels in decades, but there was a slight uptick in violent crime this year.

Although the final numbers for 2012 won’t be available for a couple weeks, overall crimes committed in the city is up less than 1 percent over 2011.

Violent crimes, however, are up, nearly 8 percent.

Police say most of the violence happened in the first few months before a dramatic improvement.

Mayor R.T. Rybak and the police chief plan to discuss strategies that have been successful and city’s ongoing public safety challenges after the New Year.


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