Minneapolis officials to release 2012 crime stats

Published On: Jan 04 2013 05:47:56 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 04 2013 05:47:00 AM CST
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the city's new police chief are planning to release crime statistics for 2012 -- as well as outline their public-safety priorities for this year.

Rybak and Police Chief JaneT Harteau are holding a news conference Friday morning to share details.

Preliminary statistics released last week show violent crime went up slightly in Minneapolis in 2012 -- after 2011 saw the lowest level of violent crime since 1983.

Even with the slight uptick, authorities said, 2012 violent crime numbers were still among the lowest in decades.