Minnesota 2021 DPS Stats

Motor Vehicle Thefts in 2021: 14,829 

The 2021 total is the highest since 2001. In addition, there were 779 carjacking incidents in 2021, the first year this data was collected. Carjacking incidents are not counted as motor vehicle thefts.

Overdose Deaths in 2021: 1,286

Minnesota public health officials reported a record number of overdose deaths in 2021, most of which can be attributed to fentanyl, according to a new report issued July 14 by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The 1,286 overdose deaths reported to MDH last year represented a 22% increase from the 2020 total.

Fatal Car Accidents in 2021: 500

In Minnesota, fatal accidents have been on the rise. There was an estimated 394 fatal crashes in 2020; compared to 500 in 2021

Murders in Minnesota 2021: 201

Firearms made up 73 percent of the weapons used in 2021 murders, down from 75 percent in 2020.

Aggravated Assaults in 2021: 10,967

Over 30% increase from 2020

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