Violent Crime

Mpls. Leaders Announce Initiative To Fight Violent CrimeThe city of Minneapolis announced a new initiative to fight violent crimes -- and it involves the mayor's office, police department and county attorney's office. Violent crime arrests are up 13 percent, but the Minneapolis Police Department says those crimes have increased more than five percent since last year. That includes homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
Report: Violent Crime Up 8 Percent In Hennepin CountyViolent crime is on the rise in Hennepin County, according to a new report from the Hennepin County Sheriff's office.
Homicides Up In Minneapolis For First Time In 3 YearsThe number of murders is on the rise in Minneapolis for the first time in three years, and overall violent crime is seeing an increase too. The latest statistics for the first half of the year has the murder rate up nearly 50 percent over this time last year.
Police: Minneapolis Crime At Lowest Rate In 30 YearsMinneapolis Police said crime rates in the city are the lowest they've been for decades. And on Thursday, they're discussing what strategies and public safety efforts are planned to keep the city safe in 2015.
Violent Crime Up 4 Percent In MinneapolisViolent crime is up by 4 percent in Minneapolis but overall it remains at one of the lowest levels in 30 years. Homicide is down from last year and so is rape.
2 Years On, Police Still Hunting For Terrell Mayes Jr.’s KillerIt has been two years since three-year-old Terrell Mayes Jr. was shot and killed. Mayes was with his brothers inside their home near 26th and Colfax Avenue in north Minneapolis when gunfire erupted. The children were running to a safe place when a bullet pierced the side of the house, killing Terrell. Friday, investigators and Terrell's mother, Marsha Mayes, are again asking for help in finding the person responsible.
Minneapolis Sees Uptick In Violent Crime In 2012Crime in Minneapolis remains among the lowest levels in decades, but there was a slight uptick in violent crime this year.
Opinion: President Obama Finally Comments On Hometown’s MurdersAfter months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.
Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash MobsFlash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.
Hennepin Co.: Significant Violent Crime Drop Since 2006The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says violent crime has decreased 38 percent countywide from 2006 to 2011.
Violent Crime In Minneapolis At Lowest Levels In DecadesThe City of Minneapolis is reporting some of the lowest levels of violent crime the city has seen since the 1960s.
2011 Marks Drop In Minneapolis Crime RateMinneapolis Chief of Police Tim Dolan detailed some good crime figures for the past year.
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