A racial break-down of all St. Paul homicides in 2021

Blacks accounted for 65.8% of victims but 81.8% of known suspects.

St. Paul, Minnesota had 38 official non-negligent homicides in 2021.

Here is a list of the victims. We looked up the races of the suspects and victims.

St. Paul is 51% White, 19% Asian, 16% Black, 14% Other.

Victims with a known offenders (33):

Black-on-Black: 21
Black-on-White: 5
Black-on-Latino: 1
White-on-White: 2*
White-on-Black: 1
Asian-on-Asian: 3

*One White suspect has three Black accomplices who have been charged.

Victims with an unknown offenders (5):

Unknown-on-Black: 3
Unknown-on-White: 1
Unknown-on-Latino: 1

Blacks accounted for 65.8% of victims but 81.8% of known suspects in 2021.

In 2020, we found that Blacks made up 70.6% of victims and 89.7% of the known suspects.

Year: # of homicides (population, homicide rate)

St. Paul homicides:

1992: 34 (268k, 12.7 per 100k) – All time record homicide rate record

2018: 16 (307k, 5.2 per 100k)
2019: 30 (308k, 9.7 per 100k)
2020: 34 (311k, 10.9 per 100k)
2021: 38 (307k, 12.4 per 100k)

2022: 38 so far…

Ramsey County homicides:

2020: 33
2021: 41

Hennepin County homicides:

2020: 97
2021: 113

Minnesota homicides:

1995: 183 (4,610k, 4.0 per 100k) – highest rate in history
1996: 167 (4,658k, 3.6 per 100k) – 2nd highest in history

2016: 101 (5,525k, 1.8 per 100k)
2017: 114 (5,569k, 2.0 per 100k)
2018: 107 (5,609k, 1.9 per 100k)
2019: 117 (5,640k, 2.1 per 100k)
2020: 190 (5,657k, 3.4 per 100k) – 4th highest in history
2021: 201 (5,707k, 3.5 per 100k) – 3rd highest in history