Violent crime up in Hennepin Co. so far in 2017

Violent crime is up in Hennepin County so far in 2017 compared to 2016, according the sheriff’s office.

The Hennepin County sheriff’s office reports there was a three percent increase in violent crime during the first three months of 2017 when compared to the same time period last year. Violent crime includes homicide, rape, business robbery, person-to-person robbery and aggravated assault.

There was also a nine percent increase in property crimes when compared to 2016, which includes burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson.

Overall, crime is up eight percent throughout the county in 2017.