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Minnesota Sees Increase in Violent Crime

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ST. PAUL —The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has released the agency’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report. Local law enforcement agencies are required to report their crime data to the BCA to meet state and federal reporting requirements. The BCA compiles the data into its annual reports and provides required data to the FBI for its reporting purposes.

Violent Crimes

Overall, 2013 saw a 1.2 percent increase in violent crime compared to 2012.

2013

2012

% change

Murder

111

92

21%

Rape

1,971

2,060

        -4%

Robbery

3,661

3,450

6.1%

Aggravated Assault

6,726

6,721

.07%

While murders increased in 2013, data shows significant fluctuation in this number over a longer timeframe. In addition, robbery saw a small upturn and aggravated assault numbers remain steady. The number of rapes in Minnesota dropped below 2,000 for the first time since 1990 and were down 4 percent from 2012.

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Murder

111

92

73

90

69

109

Rape

1,971

2,060

2,080

2,230

2,229

2,292

Robbery

3,661

3,450

3,359

3,363

3,607

4,148

Aggravated Assault

6,726

6,721

6,364

6,978

7,131

7,536

Property Crimes

2013

2012

% change

Burglary

22,500

24,829

-9.4%

Larceny

99,794

102,154

-2.3%

Motor vehicle theft

7,873

8,251

-4.6%

Arson

930

773

17%

Most property crimes saw declining numbers in 2013. Burglary dropped more than 9 percent in 2013 following a half decade of fairly steady numbers. Larceny dipped again in 2013 following a slight uptick in 2012. Motor vehicle theft dropped nearly 5 percent in 2013, and the number of arsons rose 17 percent in 2013 for the second consecutive year.

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Burglary

22,500

24,829

25,153

23,947

25,165

Larceny

99,794

102,154

100,636

101,616

103,695

Motor vehicle theft

7,873

8,251

7,927

8,398

8,379

Arson

930

773

657

675

809

Additional crime data reported to the BCA

2013

2012

2011

2010

Criminal homicide cleared by arrest

68%

79%

74%

79%

Narcotics arrests

83%

83%

85%

88%

Pursuits resulting in fatality

1

2

7

5

Pursuits terminated by officer/supervisor

12%

9%

8%

4%

Bias motivated crimes

154

175

170

129

There were no Minnesota peace officers killed in the line of duty in 2013.

The complete 2013 report can be viewed on the BCA Website at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/mnjis/Pages/uniform-crime-reports.aspx. Additional years’ reports can be found on the same page.
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