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By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >

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Minnesota crime rate drops to lowest point in two decades

Serious crime, which includes reported property and violent crime, has plummeted since 1990.  The number of property crimes, which accounts for more than 90 percent of serious crime, has declined by 43 percent, while violent crime has declined by 21 percent.

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New data

There were 53,800 more jobs in Minnesota in June 2014 than one year ago.

Minnesota ranks 7th among the 50 states for low traffic fatality rate.

Since 2010, Minnesota’s population of color has grown by nearly 10 percent, while the white population has grown by less than 1 percent.

Updated July 2014

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Geographic profiles now available for more greater Minnesota cities

With support from the Bush Foundation, Minnesota Compass has expanded its geographic profiles to include snapshots for all cities of 1000+.  The easy-to-use profiles include demographic data such as population by age and race, and data on Compass topics specific to that city.


Rowzat Shipchandler

Would you like to move your organization's equity focus from conversation to holistic organizational commitment? Minnesota Philanthropy Partners Racial Equity Manager Rowzat Shipchandler shares three ideas to keep in mind as you help your organization define its own role in combating racism.

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