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Agency report
Minnesota homicides, 1985 to 1997

Extent: 22 p., 608K, PDF 3.0
Description: Findings on statewide, regional and local trends, demographics of offenders and victims involved in homicide
Date: January 1, 2002
Subject(s): Crime and criminals; Homicide
Creator(s): Minnesota Planning (Agency). Criminal Justice Statistics Center
Contributor: LaLonnie Erickson
Publisher: Minnesota Planning (Agency).
Contact: Gail Carlson,

Minnesota Homicides, 1985 to 1997 presents findings on statewide, regional and local trends, demographics of offenders and victims involved in homicide, weapons used, the victim-offender relationship and the circumstance or event leading up to the commission of the offense. Comprehensive statewide information on homicide in Minnesota has not been gathered before. State policy-makers and the public receive pieces of information about murder incidents through media reports. In addition, only limited annual aggregate counts for a few data categories are available. A 1998 report published by the Criminal Justice Center, Armed with Data: Creating a Multistate Perspective, provided limited information on guns used in crime across the four-state region of Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and Montana. While the project did look at homicide, data for Minnesota alone was not included. A greater understanding of the factors surrounding and contributing to homicide will lead to better decision-making and policy development.

Alternative resource record formats: XML | MARC record (for inclusion in library catalogs)

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