Return to ‘Murderapolis’: Violent crime has surged in Minneapolis in the year since George Floyd’s death, with the second highest number of homicides ever as the pandemic and protests devastated the city

Of the 5,426 violent crimes recorded in Minneapolis last year, 83 of them were homicides, according to the city’s police crime statistic data. It is only the second highest number of homicides since 1995 when a record 97 homicides were recorded. That record 1995 figure resulted in the city being branded ‘Murderapolis’ by national media. Violent crime was already trending upward in the first half of 2020 but really spiked after Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Crime rates this year are already surging with 1,398 violent crimes reported. Twenty four of the violent crimes in the first four months of this year have been homicides. Police in Minneapolis are already predicting a return to ‘Murderapolis’ this year.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail

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