Hennepin County crime stays at historic lows

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  • Updated: February 15, 2013 - 7:44 PM

Excluding Minneapolis, which reported a small rise , the category of violent crime was down 10 percent countywide last year.

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noogledudesFeb. 15, 1312:07 PM

Somebody is lying with statistics. In December 2012 an article in the STRIB came out stating: "All categories of violent crimes are up so far this year, according to city statistics. Rape has increased the most. As of Dec. 17, it was up 12.5 percent, from 368 last year to 414. Robberies are up about 10 percent, growing to 1,686; a year ago there were 1,532 robberies. That's a 12 percent increase compared to two years ago when there were 1,503 robberies. Homicides increased by more than 8 percent compared to last year"

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fatredneckFeb. 15, 1312:51 PM

Noogl...the government wouldn't lie...they are our betters and as such must be obeyed, respected and believed - At least when they're democrats/socialists.

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thedanmanFeb. 15, 13 1:07 PM

The thing about statistics is you can usually formulate them to the outcome you want to present. Especially percentages. Made up example: Murder is up 50% from last year. "oh my, that's terrible, we need to do something!!!" Well, the part I left off is last year there were 2 murders. This year there was 3. Bingo. Don't trust what you read. Do your own homework.

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jugglerFeb. 15, 13 3:42 PM

So even though last crime year was up just a little from 2011, over all crime is still less than in 2006. I wonder why? What happened in 2006? Oh yes, I remember! That was the year after MN passed the conceal and cary gun law! Could it be criminals are at least smart enough to know that they are more likely to be confronted by someone with a gun? I every state that has allowed carry permits, violent crime over all has been reduced.

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guth54Feb. 15, 13 5:11 PM

If Obama told us crime is down in Mpls.....and he ain't a liar!

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drmccoyFeb. 15, 13 8:37 PM

Could you imagine how low the crime rate would go if the current assault rifle and magazine ban would pass? I can't wait!!!! They should get rid of conceal carry also. That would drop it even more.

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janicemertzFeb. 15, 13 9:44 PM

Anyone know which neighborhood accounted for the bulk of the rise in Minneapolis violent crime ?

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jarlmnFeb. 15, 1310:48 PM

But, but, but, I was led to believe that there was this veritable epidemic of evil crime being committed with "assault rifles" with "high-capacity clips." And that there would be "blood in the streets" if concealed carry was passed! But the actual statistics say no! Surely, the DFL couldn't be wrong, could they? Could they?

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furguson11Feb. 15, 1310:56 PM

So how many Part I violent arrests did the Sheriff's Office make last year, how many were charged and is that number up or down? I always find it interesting that he breaks out the crime numbers for Minneapolis but doesn't report on numbers for his own department.

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BobtheguyFeb. 16, 13 8:00 AM

In spite of sensationalized over reporting of violent GUN crime, the figures speak loudly, that private gun ownership by responsible law - abiding citizens does not increase violent crime. During the periods cited in the data gathering there has been a tremendous increase in private gun ownership as well as issuance of carry permits...

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