Murder Jumps 21% But Violent Crime in MN Only Slightly Up In 2013

Created: 07/01/2014 11:04 AM

(ABC 6 News) - Minnesota saw a slight increase in violent crime last year. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released the 2013 statistics Tuesday, which indicated a 1.2% increase in violent crime overall.

The violent crime category that saw the biggest jump was murder. There were 92 murders in 2012 and 111 murders in 2013. That's a 21% increase.

There was a 6.1% jump in robbery, but a 4% decrease in the number of rapes. The BCA says it's the first time the number of rapes have fallen below 2,000 since 1990. 

Burglary dropped 9.4%. Motor vehicle theft dropped 4.6% and larceny was down 2.3%. However, arson jumped 17% from 2012 to 2013. 

You can see the BCA report for yourself by clicking here.

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