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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.

New Police Force Credited with Crime Drop in Camden, New Jersey

April 3, 2014
New police statistics show total crime - violent and nonviolent - plummeted nearly 30 percent in Camden, N.J., in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter in 2013.

Dallas Chief Bolsters Detective Ranks to Combat Robberies

November 11, 2013
Through the end of October, robberies were up about 5 percent from 2012, according to department statistics. Business robberies were up more than 20 percent.

The National Gang Threat Assessment's Sanitized Statistics

January 11, 2012
The National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) generates several law enforcement reports about the activity and numbers of criminal gangs in the United States. The intended purpose of these reports is to "reduce the threat, incidence, and prevalence of violent crime."

FBI to Change Official Definition of Rape

December 8, 2011
The revamped description will be broader, pleasing activists who say the current definition leads to the low-balling of sexual assault cases, and also discourages victims from coming forward.

Detroit Mayor Dismisses Police Chief

July 4, 2009

Detroit Mayor David Bing has fired the city's police chief, James Barren, who had been on the job less than a year, the Detroit Free Press reports. The move comes two days after the department acknowledged it undercounted 2008 homicides.

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