Violent crime in Hennepin County increases during 1st quarter of 2017

Hennepin County experienced a three-percent increase in violent crime during the first three months of 2017, when compared to the same time period in 2016.

Violent crime is defined as homicide, rape, business robbery, person-to-person robbery and aggravated assault.

“Hennepin County is a great place to live, but we cannot take our safety for granted,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “Crime is up and for that reason we all have to remain vigilant for the safety of our families and our neighbors.”

The 2017 quarter one statistics also show a nine percent increase in property crimes when compared to 2016. Property crimes include business burglary, residential burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson.

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