Violent crime rose nearly 22% in Minnesota last year vs. 2020, state says
August 16, 2022
Violent crime in Minnesota rose by nearly 22% last year compared with 2020, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has disclosed in its annual report, while property crimes like burglary showed a slight drop.
The 2021 Uniform Crime Report, released Friday by the BCA, found that aggravated assault saw the biggest year-over-year increase (34%) among the violent crime categories, which also include murder, rape and robbery.
There were 201 murders in Minnesota last year, up nearly 9% vs. 2020. Nearly half of those killings (97) occurred in Minneapolis. Statewide, homicides resulting in an arrest remained mostly stable at 62% compared to 65% in 2020.