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FBI Director: Stats Don't Back Up Claims About Police Shooting Epidemic

October 17, 2016
Director James Comey told a gathering of police chiefs Sunday that people who think there's an epidemic of police shootings of black people aren't well-informed.

California Crime Measure Results in 52,000 Fewer Arrests, Crime Rate Rising

August 23, 2016
Recent state Department of Justice statistics show the number of felony arrests plummeted 28.5 percent last year, while misdemeanor arrests rose about 9 percent over 2014. That resulted in 52,000 fewer arrests overall and the lowest arrest rate since record-keeping began in 1960.

Active Shooter Incidents Continue to Rise, New FBI Data Show

June 17, 2016
Active shooter incidents in the United States continue to rise in frequency, with new FBI statistics showing the highest average of incidents ever in a two-year period.

DOJ Report Says Distrust of Police Causing Rise in Crime Rate

June 16, 2016
A loss of trust could have made residents of those places less likely to share information with law enforcement about dangerous criminals. With a newfound sense of impunity, these criminals might have begun committing even more crimes. And threatened by the violence, neighbors might have armed themselves instead of going to the police for protection, the theory suggests.

Officials Say Officer Shortage May be Causing Spike in Las Vegas Crime

May 27, 2016
The local sheriff, police union officials and district attorney have various theories about what's behind the body count: 64 homicides by the end of April, compared with 29 killings after the first four months of 2015; 75 slayings as of Wednesday, compared with 45 by the same date last year.

FBI Director Says "Viral Video Effect" Deters Proactive Policing

May 13, 2016
FBI Director James Comey reignited the factious debate over a so-called “Ferguson effect” on Wednesday, saying that he believed less aggressive policing was driving an alarming spike in murders in many cities.

Americans More worried About Crime Than They Have Been Since Before 9/11

April 12, 2016
Americans are more concerned about crime than they have been at any point since the turn of the century, according to a new poll, exceeding levels of concern about things like terrorism, climate change and illegal immigration.

NYPD Union Chief Blames "Anti-Police Atmosphere" for Rise in Shootings, Slashings

April 4, 2016
PBA President Patrick Lynch took to the airwaves Sunday to blame recent spikes in shootings and slashings on an “anti-police atmosphere” in New York City.

Sheriff Links California Prison Reduction Law to Ballooning Las Vegas Crime Rate

March 31, 2016
Depopulation in California jails and gang members moving to the Las Vegas Valley might be contributing to the rise in violent crime, according to Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

NLEOMF Calls for Condemnation of the Ambush Killing of Officer Jacai Colson

March 18, 2016
The shooting death this past Sunday of Prince George’s County (MD) Police Officer Jacai D. Colson was horrific and shocking on many levels. This is the fifth time this year that an ambush assault has resulted in the death of a law enforcement officer.

California Police Blame Sentencing Overhaul Law for Rising Crime Rate

March 15, 2016
California communities may be feeling the fallout from a controversial measure that reduced penalties for a range of crimes, as law enforcement report an uptick in everything from robberies to auto theft – and point the finger squarely at what’s known as Prop 47.

South Carolina Statistics Show More People Drew Guns on Officers in 2015 Than 2014

February 16, 2016
More people pulled guns on police in South Carolina during a record number of officer-involved shootings in 2015 compared to the previous year, and the number of police injured in shootings rose by half.

Violent Crime in Los Angeles Hits Highest Level Since 2009, Police Blame Gangs

January 14, 2016
Los Angeles officials on Wednesday attributed last year's crime jump to increased gang activity and homelessness, among other things.

Audit Finds LAPD Under Reported 2014 Aggravated Assaults by More Than 20%

October 15, 2015
The new review examined one crime category: aggravated assault. Based on sampling done by auditors, officials estimate that there were actually 23% more aggravated assaults in 2014 than the LAPD originally reported.

Detroit Chief Says Crime Dropped 12% Because of Legally Armed Citizens

August 25, 2015
The chief's call to arms, which first came in December, 2013, has been answered by thousands of men and women tired of being victims and eager to reclaim their beleaguered city. In 2014, some new 1,169 handgun permits were issued, while 8,102 guns were registered with Detroit's police department - many to prior permit holders who bought new firearms. So far in 2015, nearly 500 permits have been issued by the department and more than 5,000 guns have been registered.

L.A. County Sheriff Says Crime Rate Increase Caused by New Law

July 24, 2015
A recent change in California law making certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies played “a significant role” in the rising crime rate in Los Angeles County and has taken away the incentive for addicts to seek treatment, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.

St. Louis Police Blame Judges, Prosecutors for Soaring Homicide Rate

July 9, 2015
The city’s soaring homicide numbers and climbing rate of other crimes have left police commanders scrambling for solutions — and pointing fingers.

Violent Crime Down 4.4% in Latest FBI Stats

November 10, 2014
The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 4.4 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased 4.1 percent, marking the 11th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined.

Feds Don't Track Number of Officer-Involved Shootings

September 8, 2014
A Washington Post report on the difficulties in quantifying the number of police shootings every year.

Detroit Chief Credits Armed Citizens for Crime Drop

July 17, 2014
Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014 than during the same period last year, 22 percent fewer break-ins of businesses and homes, and 30 percent fewer carjackings.
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