Minneapolis murder map 2012

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Nizzel George, 5, is among this year's homicide victims.

See Also:
  • COVER: The View From Down Here
  • Stephon Shannon indicted in Nizzel George murder

    In this week's cover story, "The View From Down Here," we examine the controversial math behind Minneapolis's effort to curb youth violence.

    As the story notes, the first six months of 2012 showed a projected increase of youth-related violent crimes from 2011. If the second half of the year were to repeat the first, we would have a higher rate of juveniles arrested or suspected in violent crimes, and more juvenile victims, according to police data. We're also on track to have more young people (24 and under) fall victims to crimes involving guns.

  • So far this year, the city has seen a total of 18 homicides. Of those, eight victims have been 24 or younger. Among them is Nizzel George, a 5-year-old killed in a spray of gunfire while he slept on his grandmother's couch. Last week, 17-year-old Stephon Shannon was indicted by grand jury for first-degree murder in George's death.

    The youngest victim was Siyana Almana, a 1-year-old from Northeast Minneapolis, according to police.


    View Minneapolis youth violence in a larger map

    Source: Minneapolis Police Department

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    Mark Dante
    Mark Dante

    FUZZY MATH AND FUZZY JOURNALISM...AHHH hyperbole or poor fact finding... the BANE of the CP ... "Sean, a 16-year-old, lists what sounds like an arsenal big enough to arm the rebel militia in Syria. "I've seen a Deuce Deuce," he says. "A .280, a P95, a 9 millimeter, a 40 Glock, a 35 millimeter, 10 millimeter." (please dont hide behind the "we are just quoting the source" excuse, it is THE LAME) A 280? (no he didnt, unless someone in mpls is toting around a rarely seen large caliber rifle...) A P95 PLUS a 9mm? (A p95 is a 9MM) AND BEST OF ALL... a 35 MM... (a large bore, crew served, auto cannon) So should we assume the rest of the article is filled with lies or embellishment? There IS indeed a parenting problem in our community, one that does not need messy journalism or embellishment to substantiate... Bad kids, by and large, come from bad parents.

    Daniel Dp Conley
    Daniel Dp Conley

    Brenda, Minneapolis has seen a decrease in violent crime over the past 5 years. While a young person being murdered is an atrocity regardless of how often it happens, I would say that the decrease in violence is a sign of how the people, culture, and mentality of Minneapolis differs to cities that are the same size i.e. Cleveland, Oakland, St. Louis, etc. I was born and raised here, and 18 homicides in 8 months is by far one of the lowest we have experienced in decades (with the exception of 2010 where we had a record low of 18 for the entire year). If you want to see what real danger, poverty, and violence is like I would suggest you take a trip through the south side of Chicago. My heart goes out to the families of the 18 homicide victims, but I see progress in my city and that is something we should acknowledge.

    Sara Torrence
    Sara Torrence

    How can you all slam North like that?! (especially when some of these lives were innocent young children) Yes, the crime is predominantly in North but that doesn't negate the fact that good people, with great families, great education, and great morals don't live there as well.... And to say that we need another Tornado!! - you should be ashamed of yourself. I am a good citizen and I choose to live in the HEART OF NORTH - right where some of those shooting have taken place - but I know I live in a great community and when some thing bad happens all the neighbors pour out of their houses to check on each other and continually fight to teach & support their youth through their community of love. We don't want crime in North just as much as you don't want it in your comfortable neighbors either but we stay and we continue to fight against it because that's the only way to end it... not by being an asshole hoping for another tornado, bastard!

    Willie Wonka Clay
    Willie Wonka Clay

    i wonder if you ever ask yourself why are all these killings in North Minneapolis instead of just accepting the fact that this is where the killings are happening

    ncountrygrl
    ncountrygrl

    @citypages Hmm...the map is where they lived, not where they were murdered? See Wm Raymond Harper.

    Timothy McCarthy
    Timothy McCarthy

    Ask Mr Rybak why he doesn't invest as much in north as he does in his own neighborhood. It's disgusting what has been allowed to happen to the north side and if you think that the residents are the problem then you are very undereducated and ignorant.

    Tony Miller
    Tony Miller

    South Minneapolis is just as poor...

    Clayton Houff
    Clayton Houff

    Assholes? Tell the ASSHOLES to stop killing each other in their own neighborhoods!!

    Brenda Mitchell
    Brenda Mitchell

    Now it's time to figure out why it is increasing. Intelligently, not judgmentally. Am I the only one that thinks the devastation to the neighborhood last year, which obviously put more unneeded stress on families, would lead to more anger and violence overall?

    Joe Dragich
    Joe Dragich

    Call me an asshole all you want, but I guarantee that such data comes as no surprise to anyone on here. Sorry you can't handle the truth.

    Matt Mcbride
    Matt Mcbride

    what a shock, most of the people commenting on a CP blog are assholes.

    Tony Vizion Luten
    Tony Vizion Luten

    this is sad..18 homicides all in the same area of the city that just so happens to be lower income minorities?? and the state brags to be top 10 50 states?? not at all....

    Genesia Williams
    Genesia Williams

    try to conceal your sarcasm a bit more next time if you don't mind.

    Joe Dragich
    Joe Dragich

    What a shock, the majority of them are in North.

    AndrewMannix
    AndrewMannix

    @ncountrygrl @citypages It is murder locations. Looks like that one got placed in NE instead of N by accident. Our bad -- fixing now. Thx.

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