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NCJ Number: 149098 Find in a Library
Title: Serious Crime in Minnesota
Author(s): D Storkamp
Corporate Author: Minnesota Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
State Planning Agency
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
St. Paul, MN 55155
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data on serious crimes and arrests for such crimes in Minnesota for 1980-91.
Abstract: "Serious crimes" include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft, and arson. A chart shows serious crime-rate trends in Minnesota and the Nation per 100,000 population for 1980-1991. Compared to the Nation, Minnesota shows a lower crime rate but a similar pattern to the Nation as a whole. The serious crime rate in Minnesota decreased 4 percent from 1980 through 1991. In another table, 1991 serious crime rates are presented for Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, the District of Columbia, Texas, California, and the United States. A figure that shows 1991 serious crimes by county indicates that 51 percent of the reported serious offenses were in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. Another chart portrays trends in apprehensions/arrests for serious crime in Minnesota for 1980-91. Separate rates are shown for total apprehensions/arrest and juvenile apprehensions. The total number of apprehensions/arrests for serious crimes has increased 29 percent from 32,221 in 1980 to 41,547 in 1991. The number of juveniles apprehended for serious crimes has increased 10 percent, from 16,044 in 1980 to 17,688 in 1991. Although the total number of serious-crime apprehensions/arrests has increased, the serious-crime arrests as a percent of all apprehensions/arrests has decreased from 29 percent in 1980 to 23 percent in 1991. Other data show apprehensions/arrests for serious crimes for 1980 and 1991 by county, gender, and age. Remaining data address juvenile apprehensions for violent crime in 1980 and 1990.
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Crime Statistics; Criminology; Juvenile arrest statistics; Juvenile offense statistics; Minnesota; Violent crime statistics
Note: Presented to the Minnesota House of Representative Judiciary Committee.
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