Police have been wary to serve the community of Minneapolis as crime skyrockets in the year after George Floyd’s death.
Policing efforts have dropped dramatically in Minneapolis since the death of George Floyd in May of 2020. According to a report by Reuters, traffic stops declined 85 percent this past May in comparison to May of 2020. In that time, suspicious behavior stops are down 76 percent, while routine business checks have also plummeted by 76 percent.
Though policing efforts have declined since Floyd’s death, crime has skyrocketed in the Minnesota city. Minneapolis has seen 65 murders to this point in 2021. If the rate continues at the current pace, murders in the city will reach a two-decade high. Additionally, the month of May reported 91 shootings, which nearly doubles the May shootings in 2020. Violent crimes increased in June of last year and have remained prevalent.