Violent crime continues to fall dramatically in the City of Minneapolis for the third year in a row, according to stats from the Police Department. So far this year, only three homicides have occurred in Minneapolis, compared to 11 at this point last year and 18 the year before that. Violent crime has dropped more than 25 percent since 2007 and is down 18 percent since 2008. Property crimes also have declined 10 percent compared to last year and 23 percent since 2007. These declines in crime are great progress and the result of a community-wide effort to make Minneapolis a safe place to call home. But we’ve still got a long way to go. To keep crime down, we need to maintain tough law enforcement, stay focused on crime prevention, and deepen the connections between police and the people they serve.
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