The 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.
Minneapolis 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 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.
It 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.
Crime in Minneapolis remains among the lowest levels in decades, but there was a slight uptick in violent crime this year.
After months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.
Flash 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.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says violent crime has decreased 38 percent countywide from 2006 to 2011.
The City of Minneapolis is reporting some of the lowest levels of violent crime the city has seen since the 1960s.
Minneapolis Chief of Police Tim Dolan detailed some good crime figures for the past year.
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan said Friday he believes “roaming groups” of adolescents may be responsible for the recent deadly violence in north Minneapolis. Dolan said they’re not gangs in the traditional sense.
Police are asking for the public’s help to solve recent shootings of three young boys in north Minneapolis — in a year that has seen a decline of violent crime in the area.
Recent numbers show violent crime is down in Minneapolis.