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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.

Gangs Shift From Drive-Bys to Walk-Up Shootings in L.A.

March 27, 2015
Ray Martinez, an LAPD detective, is seeing fewer fatal drive-by shootings. When Martinez goes behind the yellow tape, he's more commonly working on cases where a gunman has walked straight up to the victim — a walk-up shooting.

Video: Violent Crime Rises in Los Angeles

January 13, 2015
The Los Angeles Police Department released crime statistics Monday showing that violent crime rose last year for the first time since 2003.

Violent Crime Rises in Los Angeles

January 13, 2015

The Los Angeles Police Department released crime statistics Monday showing that violent crime rose last year for the first time since 2003. More Here.

Alabama Will Consolidate Crime Fighting Functions in 2015

July 12, 2014
Starting in 2015, just about all of the varying crime-stopping functions on a state level in Alabama will fall under one department, the new Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Cell Phone Thefts Trend Upward

April 27, 2014
Cell phones are being snatched at an increasing rate in the Washington metro area, a trend seen nationwide.

Dallas Hails Unprecedented Decade-Long Drop in Crime

January 13, 2014
Dallas police officials are touting what they say is an unprecedented milestone: 10 consecutive years of crime reduction in the city.

Detroit Chief Says Armed Civilians Would Reduce Crime Rate

January 3, 2014
If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday.

Homicide Rate Drops 18% in Chicago

January 2, 2014
Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the Chicago PD on Wednesday.

New Police Force Lowers Camden Crime Rate

December 5, 2013
As of Dec. 1, homicides have dropped 20 percent in the city, records show, while burglaries and robberies have also fallen significantly. Overall crime is down 14 percent.

Detroit Chief: Debt Hinders Force's Effectiveness

October 28, 2013
“Everything’s broken,” Chief James Craig said during the third day of Detroit’s bankruptcy eligibility trial in federal court. “Deplorable conditions. Crime is extremely high, morale low.”

What's Really Going On With Crime Rates

October 9, 2013

For all its censuring of personnel for on-duty trysts and off-duty DUIs, the profession pays curiously little attention to an ongoing transgression perpetrated within it: stat fudging. Misreporting statistics about crime is not a new phenomenon.

FBI: Violent Crime Rose Slightly In 2012

September 17, 2013
Police agencies reported a slight increase in violent crime along with a slight decrease in property crime in 2012, the FBI has announced.

Is Mexican Cartel Activity In the U.S. Exaggerated?

August 30, 2013
Many of the Mexican cartel crimes in the illegal alien community go unreported. The ugly crimes of kidnapping, human trafficking, extortion, gang violence, and unsolved murders are often committed by Mexican cartel members in cities across the United States but remain unreported.

Cardboard Cop Cuts Crime In Mass.

August 6, 2013
As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in Cambridge, transit police placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bicycle cage.
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