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BCA Launches Drug Crimes and Overdose Dashboard

dashboard.PNGThe Minnesota Drug Crimes and Overdose Dashboard contains data, tools for trend analysis and other information to help inform efforts to prevent and respond to drug overdoses, drug-related deaths and drug-related crimes in Minnesota.

Data contained in the Minnesota Drug Crimes and Overdose Dashboard include crime data reported to the BCA by local law enforcement agencies; overdose data reported by the Minnesota Department of Health; and drug-related death data from the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.

This dashboard is part of the BCA’s Drug Monitoring Initiative, an effort funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.​

BCA Releases 2022 Minnesota Uniform Crime Report

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​​The BCA has released the 2022 Minnesota Uniform Crime Report – a compilation of crime data reported by local law enforcement agencies each year to the BCA to meet state and federal reporting requirements. The BCA compiles the data into an annual report and provides required data to the FBI for its reporting purposes.

Read th​e report​.

Changes to labor trafficking law help BCA protect Minnesotans

A person washing dishes in a restaurant kitchen.Labor trafficking is a crime and one our Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) now has more tools and ongoing, dedicated funding to put a stop to thanks to changes approved by the Minnesota Legislature earlier this year.

Minnesota's legislators updated the state's human trafficking law to further protect Minnesotans from labor trafficking, including situations where a trafficker coerces a victim with a real or alleged debt, effective Aug. 1. The updates create enhanced penalties for labor trafficking that results in death, continues for an extended period or causes great bodily harm.

Learn more in our DPS ​blog.​

Featured Video

In early 2023, overseas criminals tricked a Minnesota teen into sharing explicit photos of himself with them. They then tried to blackmail him, resorting to death threats in a crime called Financial Sextortion. Hear the harrowing story from his parent, including where they turned to for help. Her identity is concealed to protect the family.