It happened where? New Minneapolis crime map shows the spot

  • Article by: Matt McKinney , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 7, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Map has daily updates and 3 years of Minneapolis data.

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Minnesoda73Feb. 6, 1410:30 PM

Great idea! If they can update it by the minute, I will feel more inclined to go downtown.

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johndontFeb. 6, 1410:30 PM

Go ahead, type in your address. I think you will be shocked and dismayed to see how many crimes and the types of crimes that are occurring right there in the neighborhood you live in. On the other hand, if you happen to live in a high income neighborhood, you will probably be pleased to see that there isn't much crime going on around you.

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LicoriceFeb. 7, 14 7:14 AM

This looks really cool. I note this tool is free to the city/police. I asked myself why. Then I looked at the disclaimer and terms of use, and saw that to use this beyond a quick look, you need to provide personal information such as email, address, etc. There is information about links when you are on the raidsonline website, for which raids takes no responsibility. There is discussion of marketing preferences and disclosure of information to partners, etc. Be careful, just as you would when using websites of other private for-profit companies. If they are not charging the city, they must be making money in some other way. You can already see weekly updated crime maps for Minneapolis, if the police department keeps those features available on its website apart from raidsonline.

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plizzoFeb. 7, 14 7:43 AM

Safer? That's a laugh. There is so much crime and violence in Minneapolis it's crazy. 2,700 - 3,000 robberies every year. Thousands of cars stolen--every year (I thought the figure was 4,000 or 5,000). Thousands of burglaries every year. Hundreds of rapes (700 - 800 is it?). Who in their right mind would live in the midst of such wanton crime and violence? Democrat voters, that's who. And if the powers-that-be (Democrat politicians) wanted to stop the crime, they would have to get rid of the criminals and Democrats would lose half their voting base! Minneapolis is a mecca for liberal elitist snobs, welfare recipients (68% of North Minneapolis residents are collecting from some public assistance program as of 2012--higher now), and criminals. Not much common-sense regular folks living in dumpwater Minneapolis. Oh, speaking of dumpwater, what's it like to take a shower in city water and stink worse than when you went in? Oh, did I mention Minneapolis' bad schools where half the kids drop out and most of the half that do graduate can barely read or write and can't do math at all? Oh, did I mention the aggressive "gimme some money" panhandlers downtown? High taxes, high crime, lousy city services and police protection...Welcome to Democratland! Leave your hard-earned money at the door. Democrat got to take it to buy votes.

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swmnguyFeb. 7, 14 7:52 AM

Hmm. I can't get the site to load on my install of Firefox. It just hangs at "Loading." That's not a good sign. I have pretty tight security on my system. When I use Explorer, it loads right away. I've left my Explorer install wide-open, to use only occasionally for sites that like to install lots of trackers etc., and then I wipe it when I close out of Explorer. So this site is collecting lots of data from your computer when you click the "Agree" button on their terms-of-use pop-up.

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fwallenFeb. 7, 14 8:48 AM

Why hasn't the powers in Mpls published this data. Especially with data provided from official sources it could save lives. But I'm afraid leaders don't want us to know the Truth.

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janetd500Feb. 7, 14 8:59 AM

Don't just look at the pretty pictures on the map. Check the data. The map isn't always correct.

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plizzoFeb. 7, 1412:57 PM

So I went to raidsonline, the website mentioned for this article, and there is even more crime in Minneapolis than I thought! In a timespan of one week, there are crime markers all over the map for Minneapolis! All over! So much crime I can't believe it! You Democrats in Minneapolis must be proud of the criminal and violent society you created. Minneapolis was not like that 60 years ago. Back then, thousands of middle-class families were raised. Then the Democrats started their welfare state, promising free money to anyone and everyone. With only a state residency requirement of 3 days for Hennepin County cash assistance, is it any wonder so many criminals from Chicago have come flooding in to Murderapolis? Hope and change.

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aptainmikeFeb. 7, 14 4:32 PM

Citizens of the twin cities might consider some training and exercising their 2nd Amendment Rights. Invest the time and effort to obtain a Conceal Carry Permit and self defense. Or you can turn on your crime app and see where you are scared to go. I agree with "plizzo", Minneapolis is going the way of Chicago, at this point it's become a suburb of Chicago. Minneapolis needs some tough love to clean up it's streets, and make the cities safe for everyone. You may not like guns. That's your right. You may not believe in God. That's your choice. But, if someone breaks into your home the first two things you are going to do are: 1)Call someone with a gun. 2)Pray to God they get there in time. I pray you don't become a victim of violent crime while you are waiting on the police. Or decide to defend your family and home.

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antisuburbsFeb. 7, 14 6:44 PM

@johndon't I live in a lower income neighborhood and I don't see much near my house compared to surrounding neighborhoods!

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