(PRWEB) June 22, 2012
The most recent HomeSecurityGuru.com crime report analyzes the latest Minneapolis crime statistics. The report was put together using local data provided by the Minneapolis Police Department as well as federal resources such as the FBI Uniform Crime Report. The current Minneapolis crime statistics are preliminary, but they do supply information on how crime rates could potentially trend in 2012 compared to the 2011 stats.
The Minneapolis crime report takes a look at both property crime and violent crime within the city.
As of June 18, 2012 – 11 / As of June 18, 2011 - 14
Aggravated Assault (Non-domestic)
As of June 18, 2012 – 436 / As of June 18, 2011 - 390
As of June 18, 2012 – 738 / As of June 18, 2011 - 617
As of June 18, 2012 – 190 / As of June 18, 2011 - 163
As of June 18, 2012 – 1,900 / As of June 18, 2011 – 1,930
As of June 18, 2012 – 810 / As of June 18, 2011 - 737
As of June 18, 2012 – 3,733 / As of June 18, 2011 – 3,222
As of June 18, 2012 – 47 / As of June 18, 2011 - 36
The latest statistics suggest crime is on the rise in Minneapolis, for both violent and property crime. Only homicide and burglary are down so far this year. The downtown areas of the city in particular have seen a significant spike in crime compared to last year and is a topic of concern as police officials begin an annual summer crime-fighting program.
There are dozens on neighborhoods within Minneapolis and no two are exactly the same when it comes to crimes rates. Below is a list of the neighborhoods with the least and most amount of overall crime in May 2012.
Least Amount of Crime
Hale – 1
Kenwood – 1
Morris Park – 1
Page – 1
West Calhoun – 1
Highest Amount of Crime
Downtown West – 195
Whittier - 78
Jordan – 73
Seward – 63
Hawthorne - 56
Longfellow - 56
Though crimes committed in the downtown area is much higher than other parts of the city, there are also many more people that frequent that neighborhood. Minneapolis Chief of Police Timothy Dolan said, "you think about the numbers downtown and you look at our statistics and figure out how many crimes there are per person downtown, it's relatively really low," Dolan said.
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