Jan 3, 2023 - News
Homicides fell in Minneapolis, rose in St. Paul in 2022
Murders in Minneapolis fell by about 17.5% in 2022, but reached a new record in St. Paul.
Details: Minneapolis finished the year with about 80 homicides (city data said 79, other media reports said 80 or 81). That's down from 97 last year.
- St. Paul reported its 40th homicide of the year on Dec. 28, up from 38 last year.
Zoom out: Nationally, homicides in large U.S. cities fell by 5% in 2022, according to the New York Times.
- Minneapolis and St. Paul combined saw a sharper decrease of 11%.
Yes, but: Homicide and violent crime remain well above 2019 levels.
- One reason for the 2022 nationwide decline, according to the New York Times, is that many social services like schooling and addiction treatment facilities reopened in 2022 after pandemic disruptions.
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