Duluth Police More Focused on Property Crimes Than Violence

When you turn on the news today, you hear a lot of talk about law and order. In Duluth, there’s a focus on law and order but not in the way you may think.

According to the Duluth Police Chief, violent crime in the city is not on the rise. Violent crimes such as homicide. In fact, if there are crimes that are on the rise, then it’s crimes involving physical property. Theft continues to be a problem in Minnesota, in Duluth and beyond.

In Minnesota, property crimes are known as “criminal damage to property” which is defined as intentional damage done to public or private property. It is divided into distinct charges based on the severity of the crime.[...]