Violent crime drops in Hennepin County

New preliminary estimates from the Sheriff's Office show violent crime is down 38 percent over the past five years. The Star Tribune reports last year was the fifth consecutive year it dropped across the county.
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New preliminary estimates from the Sheriff's Office show violent crime is down 38 percent over the past five years. The Star Tribune reports last year was the fifth consecutive year it dropped across the county.

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