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Video Surveillance Systems in Minnesota

Minnesota is a state in the Midwest United States. The current estimated population is 5,457,173. The land was originally inhabited by the Dakota people until French fur traders began arriving to the area in the 17th century. The land became part of the US under the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Fort Snelling was built in 1819 near modern day Minneapolis and many settlers began coming to the area to build farms and cut timber. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state in 1858. Tensions rose between the native Dakota tribe and the white settlers, culminating in the Dakota War of 1862. The early economy was built on logging and farming. Flour mill companies such as General Mills rose to prominence in the late 19th century and by 1900 Minnesota was producing a large amount of the nation’s flour. While agriculture remained an important sector of Minnesota’s economy, industrial development drew people to the cities in the 20th century. Today the economy is more diverse and many companies have headquarters in the state including Target, 3M, General Mills, Hormel, Land O’Lakes, Best Buy and Valspar among others. Agriculture and iron ore mining remain dominant industries in Minnesota. Recreation activities in the state include museums, fishing and boating on the lakes and the most visited mall in the country, Mall of America. There are many colleges and universities in Minnesota including 32 institutions in the Minnesota State College and University system and 20 private universities. Three major league sports teams play in Minnesota: Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota culture has been featured in many popular movies and television shows including The Mighty Ducks, How I Met Your Mother, Juno and Coach.

Overall crime rates in Minnesota are quite low, lower than the national average. The chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in the state is 1 in 427 and of property crime is 1 in 41. Property crimes include theft, burglary and vandalism which are the most common crimes in Minnesota. Two Minnesota cities are considered to be amongst the safest in the country: Lakeville and Shoreview. Only one Minnesota city is considered to be among the most dangerous in the country: Minneapolis. In 2013 there were 100,516 reported cases of theft and 22,713 cases of burglary. These crimes can be deterred by monitoring property with surveillance systems. Properties with surveillance systems are known to experience less crime than those without and they can help keep crime rates low. Surveillance systems can be used to protect private residences, offices, retail stores and farms among many other locations.

Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55155

Minnesota Governor's Residence
1006 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

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