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BCA Report: Minn. Saw Slight Rise In Serious Crime In 2012

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There was a slight rise in serious crime documented in Minnesota in 2012, according to a report released Monday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

The Uniform Crime Report – made of data  compiled by the BCA from local law enforcement agencies — shows a 3.4 percent increase in violent crimes in 2012 when compared to 2011.

The report shows a 26 percent jump in murder while the number of rapes dropped by 1 percent.

Robbery continued on a downward trend, the BCA said, and aggravated assault saw a small increase after steady declines over the past several years.

To read the report, go to the BCA’s website. 

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