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Minnesota Sees Record Numbers of Murders, Assaults on Police in 2020

Posted on AllSides July 30th, 2021
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Minnesota saw a record number of murders and assaults on police officers in 2020, according to a state report released on Monday.

Police recorded 185 murders throughout the state in 2020, up from 117 in 2019 and breaking the previous record of 183 set in 1995. There were 667 instances of assaults on an officer or group of officers, up 62 percent from 2019.

Violent crime in Minnesota rose by 16.6 percent from 2019, and police recorded a 15-year high of 223 “bias” crimes motivated by racial, religious, or other...

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