Despite their best efforts, police and legislators are unable to curb the increase in violence that has plagued Minneapolis over the last year. While crime in much of the country is down to historic lows, large cities, like Minneapolis, seem to be as troubled as ever by crime. Violent crime is particularly devastating.

Violent crime is up by 5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Minneapolis PD. Of course some segments of the city seem completely immune to the increase while others are crippled as a result of shootings and other violent crimes. In North Minneapolis, shootings are nearly commonplace. ABC Eyewitness news reports that violent crime has risen by 11 percent compared to last year in the area. Until the complex roots of this problem are resolved, the violence will likely continue.