MINNEAPOLIS — Editor's note: The video above first aired on Oct. 31, 2022.
Minneapolis officials released the findings from the city's second month of Operation Endeavor Thursday, saying the community safety program "continues to show positive results."
Data from the second, 28-day period of the Office of Community Safety-led initiative show that compared to the same time last year, violent crime — gun-related calls, carjackings and robberies — decreased. The report said ShotSpotter activations were down 47%, carjackings decreased by 67% and overall robbery (including carjackings) is down 63%.
The report also shows a decrease in violent crime compared to the program's first report, which was released at the end of October.
In terms of community-led outreach, Violence Interrupter teams report providing 350 resources for housing, food access, substance use, county services and winter clothing. Leadership also reports conducting 55 mediations — described as situations in which Violence Interrupters were able to de-escalate conflicts that could lead to violence.
New over the last month, Downtown Improvement District (DID) ambassadors added the Minneapolis skyway system to their routes from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. As part of DID's community outreach pilot program, teams will also pass out cold-weather items such as gloves, hats and hand warmers to those in need.
Additionally, security services have also increased patrols throughout the skyways.
Operation Endeavor is a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Police Department, Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Minnesota State Patrol, Department of Neighborhood Safety and Downtown Improvement District, among other local and federal law enforcement and outreach organizations.
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