Minneapolis police confiscated 1,097 guns this year, surpassing 2021

The Minneapolis Police Department says a record number of guns were taken off the street this year — despite having fewer sworn officers compared to last year.

With two days left in the year, MPD says it has confiscated 1,097 guns, a 5.3% increase over 2021.

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Violent crimes in Minneapolis decreased significantly since last year — with robberies and carjackings down nearly 19%.

Homicides dropped by 17% and gunshot victims decreased 17% across the city.

The biggest drops were in the north side and southeast of Minneapolis.