St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) -The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, (BCA) has released its 2013 Uniform Crime Report.
The report shows that violent crimes increased by 1.2% in 2013, from 2012. And arsons went up by 17%.
Robberies increased by a very small amount, while aggravated assaults remained steady.
The number of rapes in Minnesota dropped by four percent from last year...the lowest number of rapes since 1990.
Burglaries also experienced a decrease of more than 9%, following a decade of steady increases. Vehicle thefts also dropped by 5% in 2013.
No Minnesota peace officers were killed in the line of duty last year.
Local law enforcement agencies are required to report their crime data to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to meet state and federal reporting requirements.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension adds the data to its annual reports and other required data to the FBI for reporting purposes.