Neighborhood Safety


Dear Residents,

There has been an increase in crime in the Lowry Hill neighborhood over the last several months. This includes residential burglaries in our immediate neighborhood.

We are encouraging all in our community to LEAVE FRONT AND BACK PORCH LIGHTS ON all night. Light is a BIG deterrent to criminals. It will not cost you more than a few dollars increase in your monthly electric bill.

Follow this and the safety tips listed below to help make our neighborhood a safer place. Check monthly e-blasts for the latest crime reports in our area.

Thank you,

The Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association

"Leave A Light On"

Lowry Hill is a relatively low crime neighborhood. 90% of the crime here is theft.

The LHNA Board campaign “LEAVE A LIGHT ON” was developed to help residents prevent theft. Light is a BIG deterrent to criminals.

Follow the following basic safety tips listed below to help make our neighborhood a safer place.

  • LEAVE YOUR FRONT AND BACK PORCH LIGHTS ON all night, every night.
  • CALL 911 if you see suspicious persons or activity – this is what 911 is for; don’t hesitate, make the call. Renters, do not wait for your landlord. Report ALL crimes immediately to 911.
  • Arm your alarm system at all times. If you don’t have an alarm system, consider adding a home security system to your residence.
  • Make sure all first floor or easy access windows are locked.
  • Close and lock garage doors. Do not leave valuables on porches or in yards.
  • Get to know your neighbors, share phone numbers and watch out for each other.

Be informed, sign up to receive official Minneapolis Police Department crime reports online at


Lowry Hill Crime & Safety Block Leaders

Get involved. Lowry Hill needs more crime and safety block leaders. Find out more here:  Become a Block Leader.


Installation of Neighborhood Cameras

LHNA to partner with MPD in installing cameras. LHNA pays for the installation ($7,000.00 per camera) using NRP funds and MPD covers all additional ongoing costs.

In 2020, four cameras were installed along Hennepin Ave in conjunction with East Isles and Uptown.

In the summer or fall of 2022, LHNA is planning to install two additional cameras at the intersections of Irving Ave & Franklin Ave and Colfax Ave & Douglas Ave.

The remaining two cameras will be installed at a later/future date; after 2022.


Minneapolis Safety Initiative (MSI) - Buyback Patrols

The following information is shared on behalf of the Minneapolis Safety Initiative.


  • Minneapolis is a special place to live, work, and call home—and as neighbors we’re working together on various fronts to increase public safety. As one measure, we ask fellow residents of Lowry Hill to support additional police patrols in the neighborhood by Minneapolis Police Department officers who would otherwise be off duty.
  • Neighbors have been funding these “buyback patrols” in Lowry Hill since February 2022. The Minneapolis City Council has approved an extension of the existing Lowry Hill buyback patrol program through December 2023, so we are now seeking funds to pay for the 2023 patrols. Additional information on the initiative is available at the Minneapolis Safety Initiative “About Us” page.
  • You can contribute at The suggested contribution is $150/month per household. We welcome whatever amount you can contribute. Contributions are not tax deductible. You can turn off your recurring contributions at any time by emailing
  • If you contributed in 2022 (thank you!), at this time please initiate a new recurring contribution at your desired amount to ensure accurate billing. MSI has permanently disabled 2022 recurring contributions, so MSI volunteers cannot set up a 2023 contribution based on emailed authorization from you. We need you to submit your 2023 contribution amount and payment information via the website, please.

 Thank you for joining together with neighbors to support public safety.

Please contact Minneapolis Safety Initiative for further information. The Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association has decided to share Minneapolis Safety Initiative information with residents. LHNA is a neutral party, not for or against this initiative; we want residents to be informed. Thanks!