Public Safety

The City of Minneapolis works on many fronts to ensure the safety of its residents and visitors. While the Minneapolis Police and Fire departments are central to this effort, coordination among national, state and local public safety partners is critical to achieving this goal.

The list below contains a sample of measures to monitor progress in preventing, responding to and addressing crime, fire and other emergency events in the city.

Firefighter Response Time
Responding quickly to a fire or medical emergency increases the likelihood of minimizing the loss of property and maximizing the chance of survival.

While the volume of fires depends on many factors, monitoring this number and the underlying causes of fires helps focus prevention efforts.

Juvenile-Involved Violent Crimes
Violent crimes (robbery, rape, aggravated assault and homicide), especially those committed by individuals under the age of 18, are the most serious of all crimes. Reducing juvenile crime is critical to reducing future crime rates, since juvenile offenders frequently become adult offenders.

Part I and Part II Crimes
Part I crimes are the eight serious crimes including homicide, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, auto theft, theft and arson. Part II crimes are the less serious livability crimes such as simple assault, vandalism, prostitution and narcotics. Reducing all crimes is critical to achieve a more safe city.

Police Response Time
Response time is the amount of time from when a person calls 911 to when an officer arrives on the scene. This measure tracks police response to the most urgent of calls.

Violent Crimes
Violent crimes (robbery, rape, aggravated assault and homicide) are the most serious and visible of all crime types.

Last updated Dec 22, 2011

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