FBI data shows that violent crimes in Minneapolis are on par with Chicago

The data reflects the number of crimes per 100,000 residents.
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The FBI released new data and it shows that there was a 4.1 percent increase in violent crimes across American from 2015 to 2016. 

Surprisingly, in 2016, Minneapolis ranked 23rd overall, just ahead of the murder capital of the U.S., Chicago.  

The data says there were 1,109 violent crimes per 100,000 Minneapolis residents in 2016, compared to Chicago's 1,106 per 100,000. 

The FBI classifies violent crimes as murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. 

Chicago had a reported 765 murders in 2016 compared to 35 in Minneapolis, but Minneapolis' reported rapes were more than double the national average and robberies were nearly four times higher than the average.  

  • Minneapolis rapes: 109 per 100,000
  • National average rapes: 40 per 100,000
  • Minneapolis robberies: 442 per 100,000
  • National average robberies: 103 per 100,000

Nationally, the FBI reports that 2016's violent crimes were 12.3 percent lower than the 2007 level. 

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Here are the top 25 most violent cities from 2016, as ranked by CBS

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. St. Louis, Missouri
  3. Memphis, Tennessee
  4. Baltimore, Maryland
  5. Rockford, Illinois
  6. Kansas City, Missouri
  7. Cleveland, Ohio
  8. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  9. Little Rock, Arkansas
  10. Oakland, California
  11. Stockland, California
  12. Indianapolis, Indiana
  13. Springfield, Missouri
  14. San Bernardino, California
  15. Toledo, Ohio
  16. Lansing, Michigan
  17. Anchorage, Alaska
  18. Washington, D.C.
  19. Springfield, Illinois
  20. Beaumont, Texas
  21. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  22. Buffalo, New York
  23. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  24. Chicago, Illinois
  25. Nashville, Tennessee

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