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Minneapolis police tracking 'major change in street crime'

Violent crime is down in the city this year, but burglaries and thievery are driving the overall crime rate up, according to a report in the Star Tribune. Police say criminals are shifting from drug dealing to home break-ins, robberies and car theft.
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Violent crime is down in the city this year, but burglaries and thievery are driving the overall crime rate up, according to a report in the Star Tribune. Police say criminals are shifting from drug dealing to home break-ins, robberies and car theft.

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