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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 01, 2014
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Releases 2013 Uniform Crime Report

​ST. PAUL —The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) today released the agency’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report. Local law enforcement agencies are required to report their crime data to the BCA to meet state and federal reporting requirements. The BCA compiles the data into its annual reports and provides required data to the FBI for its reporting purposes.


Violent Crimes
Overall, 2013 saw a 1.2 percent increase in violent crime compared to 2012.

​2013 ​2012 ​% change
Murder​ ​111 ​92 ​21%
Rape​ ​1,971 ​2,060 ​-4%
Robbery​ ​3,661 ​3,450 ​6.1%
Aggravated Assault​ ​6,726 ​6,721 .07%

 

While murders increased in 2013, data show significant fluctuation in this number over a longer timeframe. In addition, robbery saw a small upturn and aggravated assault numbers remain steady. The number of rapes in Minnesota dropped below 2,000 for the first time since 1990 and were down 4 percent from 2012.

2013​ ​2012 ​2011 ​2010 ​2009 ​2008
Murder​ ​111 ​92 ​73 ​90 ​69 ​109
Rape​ ​1,971 ​2,060 ​2,080 ​2,230 ​2,229 ​2,292
Robbery​ ​3,661 ​3,450 ​3,359 ​3,363 ​3,607 ​4,148
Aggravated Assault​ ​6,726 ​6,721 ​6,364 ​6,978 ​7,131 ​7,536
 

Property Crimes 

2013​ ​2012 ​% change
​Burglary ​22,500 ​24,829 ​-9.4%
Larceny​ ​99,794 ​102,154 ​-2.3%
Motor vehicle theft​ ​7,873 ​8,251 ​-4.6%
Arson​ ​930 ​773 ​17%
 

Most property crimes saw declining numbers in 2013. Burglary dropped more than 9 percent in 2013 following a half decade of fairly steady numbers. Larceny dipped again in 2013 following a slight uptick in 2012. Motor vehicle theft dropped nearly 5 percent in 2013, and the number of arsons rose 17 percent in 2013 for the second consecutive year.

2013​ ​2012 ​2011 ​2010 ​2009
Burglary​ ​22,500 ​24,829 ​25,153 ​23,947 ​25,165
Larceny​ ​99,794 102,154​ ​100,636 ​101,616 ​103,695
Motor vehicle theft​ ​7,873 ​8,251 ​7,927 ​8,398 ​8,379
Arson​ ​930 ​773 ​657 ​675 ​809

 

Additional crime data reported to the BCA

2013​ ​2012 ​2011 ​2010
​Criminal homicide cleared by arrest ​68% ​79% ​74% ​79%
Narcotics arrests​ ​83% ​83% ​85% ​88%
Pursuits resulting in fatality​ ​1 ​2 ​7 ​5
Pursuits terminated by officer/supervisor​ ​12% ​9% ​8% ​4%
Bias motivated crimes​ ​154 ​175 ​170 ​129
 

There were no Minnesota peace officers killed in the line of duty in 2013.

The complete 2013 report can be viewed on the BCA Website. Additional years’ reports can be found on the same page.

About the Minnesota Department Public Safety
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) comprises 11 divisions where 2,100 employees operate programs in the areas of law enforcement, crime victim assistance, traffic safety, alcohol and gambling, emergency communications, fire safety, pipeline safety, driver licensing, vehicle registration and emergency management. DPS activity is anchored by three core principles: education, enforcement and prevention.


About the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) provides investigative and specialized law enforcement services to prevent and solve crimes in partnership with law enforcement, public safety and criminal justice agencies. Services include criminal justice training, forensic laboratory analysis, criminal histories and investigations. 

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