Last reviewed September 2012
Resources on Minnesota Issues
Crime & Corrections in Minnesota
This guide is compiled by staff at the Minnesota Legislative Reference
Library on a topic of interest to Minnesota legislators. It is designed
to provide an introduction to the topic, directing the user to a variety
of sources, and is not intended to be exhaustive.
For the state of Minnesota, the most comprehensive source of statistical
information about crime is
Minnesota Crime Information, an annual
publication of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension division of the Minnesota Department
of Public Safety. First compiled in 1934, this publication allows for
the comparison of crime statistics from year to year. The latest edition reports that "In 2007 Minnesota recorded
a 2.6% decrease in Part 1 crimes ("serious" crime classifications). The violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault)
decreased 9% and property crimes (burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson) decreased 1.9 %".
SIGNIFICANT BOOKS AND REPORTS:
St. Paul: Office of the Legislative Auditor, Program Evaluation Division, 2001.
(HV6049 .Y86 2001)
Community Supervision of Sex Offenders.
St. Paul: Office of the Legislative Auditor, Program Evaluation Division, 2005.
(HV6592 .A48 2005)
Crime State Rankings. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, 2011. (REF HV6787 .C75 2011)
Criminal Victimization 2010. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2011. (REF HV7245 .N375 2010)
Diebel, Jeffrey .
Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders: Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory
Laws. St. Paul:
Minnesota House of Representatives, House Research Department, Updated: January 2012.
(KFM5967.S3 Z65 2012)
Expungement of Criminal Records. St. Paul:
Minnesota House of Representatives, House Research Department, (Revised 2005).
Megan's Law in Minnesota: The Impact
of Community Notification on Sex Offender Recidivism. St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Corrections, 2008. (HV6592 .M44 2008)
Minnesota Crime in Perspective.
Lawrence, KS: Morgan Quitno Corporation, 2011. (REF HV6793.M6 M54 2011)
Crime Information. St. Paul: Minnesota Department of
Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. (REF HV7273 .A253) (Required
by Minnesota Statutes section 299C.18)
Pirius, Rebecca & Judith Zollar.
Crime Victim Laws in Minnesota: An Overview. St. Paul:
Minnesota House of Representatives, House Research Department, Revised: September 2007.
(KFM5994.Z9 C74 2007)
Safe at Home: 2002 Minnesota Crime Survey.
St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, . (HV6793.M6 S24 2003)
Sex Offender Recidivism in Minnesota. St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Corrections, April 2007. (HV6592 .S49 2007)
Uniform Crime Reports.
Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
SIGNIFICANT INTERNET RESOURCES:
Minnesota Department of Administration,
Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis Products and Services: Crime and Criminals.
Minnesota Department of Corrections,
Reports and Publications.
Minnesota House of Representatives, House Research Criminal
Office of the Legislative Auditor (Minnesota),
Criminal Justice reports.
United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Victimization publications.
See also the Firearm Carry Laws
issue guide created by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.
Links to criminal justice information are found on the Library's Links
to the World
Criminal Justice page.
ADDITIONAL LIBRARY RESOURCES:
For historical information, check the following codes in the Newspaper Clipping File and the
- Codes for clippings from 1999 to date:
C152 (Crime and Criminals), C152C (Crime & Criminals - Corrections),
C152C.10 (Crime & Criminals - Corrections - Prisons), C152.5J (Crime
& Criminals - Juvenile Crime)
- Codes for clippings prior to 1999 and the Vertical File:
C120 (Corrections), C152 (Crime and Criminals), I44 (Institutions
- Correctional), J22.2 (Juvenile Crime)
For additional reports at the Legislative Reference Library, use these
Library catalog searches:
Correctional Facilities (Minnesota);
Juvenile Delinquency (Minnesota);