Skip to comments.Rise in Minneapolis crime topped Midwest, FBI says
Posted on 06/11/2006 9:24:36 AM PDT by Rakkasan1
An FBI report to be released Monday will say that violent crime reports in Minneapolis increased more last year than any other Midwest city and that the jump is among the tops in the United States. The crimes of homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery increased by 35 percent from 2004, compared to an average 5 percent increase for cities of similar size to Minneapolis across the nation, according to FBI crime statistics given to interim Police Chief Tim Dolan on Friday. Violent crime rose an average of 2 percent nationwide.
Dolan said the numbers didn't surprise the department, which has been instituting strategies to reduce violent crime for several years. The FBI gave him a heads-up before the report was released because of the significant increase, he said.
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It could be a lack of officers or not enough funding for afterschool and truancy programs and social services for teens, he said. There are also economic issues and "just too many guns on the streets," he(Rybak) said.
yep, those darn guns just up and about randomly shootin' people.
Enjoy your 'sanctuary city' ,loser.
Due in part to that Viqueens Cruise.
I wonder if the rise in crime has anything to do with the influx of violence-prone Somalians into the area. Sure seems like that to me...although the wimpy media hesitates to report it.
How many Katrina refugees did they take in...
I'd look at the burgeoning "immigrant" community for answers. Start with the Somalis. These PC losers will never publish the ethnicity of the criminals in their midst.
All of those problems are getting worse in Minneapolis???
Sounds like it's going to hell.
I thought the Somalis were in Maine?
Isn't Minneapolis a "Sanctuary" city, and what percentage of this crime increase is attributable to illegal aliens? The reason there is no mention of this is because it's politically incorrect to mention such things in the MSM.
Should have used that surplus anti-tank missle all us right wingers are suppose to have in our trunk...LOL
According to wifey's relatives back there, Meth has become epidemic.
There are three main ingrediants: (1)liberal mayor afraid to deal agressively with the crime (2) liberal city council afraid to deal agressively with the crime (3) liberal welfare programs that are attractive to immigrants and transplants. Together, they make a dangerous witch's brew that feeds the bacterial growth of drugs and crime.
Liberalism has its knife on the throat of Minneapolis.
Wish he'd fallen out and cracked his skull with you having to swerve out of the way to keep from running him over. That might've inspired me to buy the Red Hammer and Sickle - Man falls out of car mock threatening a driver. Dies on contact.
Somali gangs are the newest gangs. They kill (mostly) one another and much of it is related to Khat, their drug of choice...
Khat drug leads to murder
Police Watch For Increase In Somali Gang Activity
In the United States khat use is most prevalent among immigrants from Somalia, Ethiopia, and Yemen. These individuals use the drug in casual settings or as part of religious ceremonies. Abuse levels are highest in cities with sizable populations of such immigrants including Boston, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, and Washington, D.C. Law enforcement reporting indicates that some other groups in these areas have begun abusing the drug.
Many Muslims, including Somalis, use khat during the religious month of Ramadan. Law enforcement officials in the United States indicate that a large number of khat seizures occur during Ramadan. In 2002 Ramadan occurred from November 5 through December 4. During November and December, U.S. Customs Service (USCS) officials seized nearly 3,000 kilograms of khat from airports in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, and Tennessee. [Note: the USCS is now part of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service under the Department of Homeland Security.]
Gee, I lived in Minneapolis more than 20 years ago -- in the Uptown area. It was a great place to live. Sad to see that it's gone down hill.
Not enough spending on Midnight Basketball is of course the reason.
(If not that, then just not enough spending, period)
City and police afraid to police north Minneapolis neighborhoods for fear of being called racist. That's what I've heard in any case.
if we go by national average, 29% of our prison population are illegals.
the gift that keeps on giving...
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