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Reported assaults against police in Minnesota are up 160% from 10 years ago, driven in part by dangerous domestic disturbance calls like the one that ended with two officers and a medic shot to death in Burnsville this week.
Criminologists say police staffing is only one factor in a vast and complicated universe of what drives crime trends in the U.S.
City leaders hope youth-focused initiatives will contribute further to the slowdown in crime.
Minnesota has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce nitrate contamination of drinking water and rivers. The progress so far is negligible.
With 585 sworn officers, the city holds one of the lowest ratios of officers to citizens among many major American cities.
Violent crime — murder, aggravated assault, rape and robbery — is down 12% overall from last year to its lowest point of the 2020s so far, the data show. Only a record-breaking surge in auto thefts bucks the pattern.
About 4,700 vehicles were reported stolen across Minneapolis so far this year, averaging 24 a day — a 70% increase from this time last year.
Track the popularity of any first name in Minnesota over the past century.
The pandemic caused abrupt and unusual shifts at home, at work, shopping, traveling and more. Life isn't completely back to pre-pandemic normal — and maybe it never will be.
The state's immense forests once made it a lumber milling giant.