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Minneapolis gun violence declined significantly over last month, city officials say

Officials attribute the downturn partly to the new Operation Endeavor


November 1, 2022

Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Commissioner Cedric Alexander and the city of Minneapolis' Office of Community Safety worked with local, state, and federal partners to establish a new plan for reducing criminal activity in the city.

Gun violence in Minneapolis was down over the past month compared to the same period in recent years, a change that city officials say shows a new slate of interventions is working.

From Sept. 24 to Oct. 29, Minneapolis received 739 gun-related calls for service, a 30% decrease from the same time frame in 2021. Reported gunshot wounds fell 29% - from 49 to 35 - and the city saw 28 carjackings compared with last year's 79.

At a news conference Monday, city officials touted the data as early evidence that a new partnership between police, prosecutors and violence prevention teams is working. The effort, dubbed Operation Endeavor, is the latest attempt by law enforcement leaders and elected officials to show they have a handle on violent crime in Minneapolis - an issue that's become central to the upcoming midterm election.


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