2014 Minnesota Crime Report Released
New Minnesota Crime Report Released
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Wednesday released the 2014 Uniform Crime Report.
Local law enforcement agencies must report their crime data each year to the BCA to meet state and federal reporting requirements.
The BCA compiles the data into an annual report and provides required data to the FBI for its reporting purposes.
Murders were down 26 percent in 2014 compared to 2013 and 11 percent less than 2012.
Overall, violent crimes were mostly steady with a 0.1 percent decrease.
The number of rapes remained below 2,000 again in 2014. Robbery and aggravated assaults were both down from 2013.
Minnesota began collecting human trafficking crime data in 2014, which includes commercial sex acts and involuntary servitude crimes.
There were 38 cases reported to the BCA last year.
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Murder 82 111 92 73 90
Rape 1,980 1,971 2,060 2,080 2,230
Robbery 3,645 3,661 3,450 3,359 3,363
Aggravated Assault 6,607 6,726 6,721 6,364 6,978
Human Trafficking – Commercial Sex Acts? 35 in 2014 * *
Human Trafficking – Involuntary Servitude- 3 in 2014 * *
Most property crimes saw declining numbers in 2014.
Burglary crimes dropped for the third consecutive year, down nearly 9 percent in 2014.
Larceny crimes fell again in 2014, and the number of arsons dipped after significant increases the prior two years.
Motor vehicle theft crimes rose from 2013 but have seen a half decade of fairly steady numbers.
Minnesota began collecting cargo theft crime data in 2014.
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Burglary 20,492 22,500 24,829 25,153 23,947
Larceny 95,326 99,794 102,154 100,636 101,616
Motor vehicle theft 8,201 7,873 8,251 7,927 8,398
Arson 849 930 773 657 675
Cargo theft° 1 * * * *
Additional crime data reported to the BCA
2014 2013 2012 2011
Criminal homicide cleared by arrest 80% 68% 79% 74%
Drug abuse violation cleared by arrest 84% 83% 83% 85%
Pursuits resulting in fatality 3 1 2 7
Pursuits terminated by officer/supervisor 13% 12% 9% 8%
Bias motivated crimes 98 154 175 170
One Minnesota peace officer was killed in the line of duty in 2014.
The complete 2014 report can be viewed on the BCA Website at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/mnjis/Pages/uniform-crime-reports.aspx.
Additional years’ reports can be found on the same page.
Definitions and Explanations
* Minnesota began collecting this data in 2014. Data for prior years is unavailable.
? Includes offenses where a person was induced by fraud or coercion to participate in commercial sex acts, or in which the person induced to perform such act(s) has not attained 18 years of age.
^ Includes offenses where a person(s) is obtained through recruitment, harboring, transportation, or provision and subjected by force, fraud, or coercion into involuntary servitude, peonage, debt, bondage, or slavery.
About the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) provides investigative and specialized law enforcement services to prevent and solve crimes in partnership with law enforcement, public safety and criminal justice agencies.
Services include criminal justice training, forensic laboratory analysis, criminal histories and investigations.
• A Virginia, Minn. man was charged with the 1987 murder of Leona Maslowski after admitting his guilt to BCA agents.
• DNA evidence processed by the BCA lab linked a Cottage Grove man to an attempted vehicle theft.
• An investigation by BCA narcotics agents and several partner agencies in northwestern Minnesota resulted in three arrests and methamphetamine worth a quarter million dollars seized.
• Three BCA employees received the MADD Choice Award for their continued development and deployment of the eCharging electronic DWI processing application.