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Voters' Perceptions of Crime Continue to Conflict With Reality, Survey Says

November 18, 2016
Despite double-digit percentage decreases in U.S. violent and property crime rates since 2008, most voters say crime has gotten worse during that span, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Baltimore Police Track Carjacking Suspects, But Detective Shoots Himself

October 14, 2016
But as two detectives spotted the stolen vehicle and prepared to make an arrest, one of them accidentally shot himself in the wrist, and the suspects escaped.

Robbing Banks Doesn't Pay Like It Used To

October 10, 2016
Bank heists have fallen about as fast as any other crime, dropping almost 60% in the past quarter century, according to FBI statistics. And robbers are getting away with less and less loot.

Attacks on NYPD Officers up 23%

October 5, 2016
Attacks on NYPD officers are up 23% year-over-year despite a decline in major crimes around the city, officials said.

NYPD Commissioner Bratton Blames Lax Gun Laws for Chicago Murder Spike

September 12, 2016
Bratton agreed with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who recently said, "If we had the gun laws in Chicago that L.A. and New York have we would see our violent crime cut in half."

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.

Minneapolis Officers Face Accusations of 'Slowdown'

May 9, 2016
With shootings rising and arrests plummeting, the Minneapolis Fourth Precinct's commander accused officers of slacking off on the job, according to multiple sources.

Video: Phoenix PD Submitting Fewer Felony Cases to County, Cause Disputed

April 7, 2016
he Phoenix Police Department has had a significant drop in felony cases submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in recent months. But there's not a consensus on whether the new RMS is to blame.

Phoenix PD Submitting Fewer Felony Cases to County, Cause Disputed

April 7, 2016
The Phoenix Police Department has had a significant drop in felony cases submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in recent months. But there's not a consensus on whether the new RMS is to blame. More Here.

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.

Survey: Police See Crime Fighting Software as Way to Combat Drug and Gang Crime

November 20, 2015
While law enforcement agencies are having success using crime-fighting software to solve crimes faster, the survey shows the majority are still policing using the same techniques that have been in practice for decades.

Will Crime Rise If More People Are Kept Out of Prison?

October 29, 2015
With some already saying that crime may be rising, are we moving too fast to embrace limits on incarceration, such as diversion programs and drug courts? Could such measures actually increase the risk of crime?

Crime: A Perfect Storm

September 30, 2015

America's rising crime rate is being driven by early release of violent prisoners, ineffective handling of criminal aliens, and the prosecution of police officers for doing their jobs, which makes officers hesitant to do their jobs.

Wall Street Journal: America’s Legal Order Begins to Fray

September 15, 2015
There are signs that the legal order itself is breaking down in urban areas. “There’s a total lack of respect out there for the police,” says a female sergeant in New York. “The perps feel more empowered to carry guns because they know that we are running scared.”

Baltimore Officers 'Take Offense' to Former Commissioner's Comments

September 3, 2015
Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Thursday city police officers are working as hard as ever through a "tough summer" mired by violence, and many were "disappointed" by recent comments by former Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

LAPD Sending 100 Officers Into South L.A. Amid Jump in Killings

September 3, 2015
Los Angeles police will send more than 100 elite Metropolitan Division officers into South L.A. as part of its effort to quell a surge in homicides, the LAPD said Thursday.

Video: 8 Killed in Chicago Over Weekend, Superintendent Says 'We Will Not Relent'

July 6, 2015
Despite the high number of shootings, McCarthy applauded the officers for working 12-hour tours and the department for taking the "extraordinary step" of employing 30% more officers on the streets than usual.

8 Killed in Chicago Over Weekend, Superintendent Says 'We Will Not Relent'

July 6, 2015
Despite the high number of shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy applauded the officers for working 12-hour tours and the department for taking the "extraordinary step" of employing 30% more officers on the streets than usual. More Here.

Are Mass Shootings Becoming More Frequent?

June 22, 2015
Between a 2011 shooting at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., that left four people dead and the 2013 attack on the Washington Navy Yard where 12 people were killed, a mass shooting occurred somewhere in America once every 64 days, on average.

Violence Surges as Baltimore Police Officers Feel Hesitant

May 11, 2015
As the number of shootings and homicides has surged in Baltimore, some police officers say they feel hesitant on the job under intense public scrutiny and in the wake of criminal charges against six officers in the Freddie Gray case.
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