What Crimes Are Most Prevalent in Your Neighborhood?

Statistics show that violent crime is down in Hennepin County. Tell us what crimes you’re seeing in your community.

According to a recent Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release, from 2006 and 2012, violent crime in Hennepin County has decreased 37 percent.

The FBI says that murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault all make up “violent crime.”

The Sheriff’s Office reports that in 2012, the county saw the lowest amount of violent crime in more than two decades. And while violent crimes may be decreasing, Twin Cities residents still see various crimes impact their neighborhoods.

In Golden Valley, police recently warned residents about a string of mail thefts. Last January, Minnetonka police alerted homeowners to a rash of burglaries. Business thefts, including an incident that led to a dangerous police chase, have taken place in Eden Prairie.

But we want to know: What crimes seem most common in your community? Tell us in the comments.


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