Author: Lou Raguse
Published: 6:37 PM CDT June 1, 2021
Updated: 6:39 PM CDT June 1, 2021
Minneapolis had 97 homicides in 1995. So far this year, the city has 34 homicides, a similar pace to that infamous year.
MINNEAPOLIS — On the evening of June 1, 1995, a man was shot in the street at 4th and Bryant Avenues North. He was the 42nd homicide victim in Minneapolis that year. But by the end of June, the city had 51. By the end of the year, a record-setting 97.
Today, Minneapolis is not far behind that pace, with 34 homicides by the end of May 2021, an increase of 89% year-to-year. Continue reading “Minneapolis on pace for near-record homicide number, as city sees violent crime spike”