Incidence of homicide in Minneapolis

By Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio
July 12, 2012

MPR NEWS examined the last five years of homicide closure rates from the Minneapolis Police Department. The data show that between 2007 and 2011, Minneapolis police investigated 179 homicide cases involving the violent deaths of 185 people. The department closed about 65 percent of those cases. That leaves 63 homicide cases that have gone unsolved in the past five years.

Graph by Robert Boos and Bill Wareham, Minnesota Public Radio