Murder Rate in Minneapolis is on the Rise

Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 11:01 am

Minneapolis officials are hoping to stem the rising tide of violence in Minnesota’s largest city.

Last year in the City of Lakes there were just 19 murders — the lowest number in a quarter century. But so far this year in Minneapolis, there have already been 21 killings and there is normally a spike in the summer.

Mayor R-T Rybak and Police Chief Tim Dolan will outline the strategies they hope will stem the violence.

The record for murders in Minneapolis is 97, set in 1995.

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