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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.”

The Detroit Blues

October 10, 2013

A force of 2,419 Detroit Police officers now provides law enforcement services to the shrinking city of just over 706,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2011, the city lost a third of its residents. Since 2003, the agency has lost a third of its officers. 

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.

Officer Fatalities Rise, Still Near 60-Year Low

July 11, 2013
Law enforcement saw a 9 percent increase in the number of officers killed on duty during the first half of 2013. Despite the increase, it marked the second lowest number since 1963. There were 51 officers killed from January through June.

Ford F-250 Most Stolen Vehicle, Modesto Hottest Spot

July 9, 2013
The all-wheel Ford F-250 crew cab pickup truck has surpassed the Cadillac Escalade as the most stolen insured vehicle and Modesto, Calif., again became the jurisdiction with the most per-capita auto thefts, according to two insurance associations.

Mexican Cartels Have Infiltrated Your City

April 29, 2013
Mexican drug cartels are now operating deep in the U.S., according to the recent Associated Press report. They're operating not just in border areas. They're making beach heads in suburban communities.

Homicides Down, Police Overtime Up In Chicago

March 21, 2013
Hundreds of Chicago police officers are hitting the streets on overtime every night in dangerous neighborhoods, the latest tactic by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to reduce killings in a city dogged by its homicide rate.

NYPD Releases Stop-and-Frisk Report

February 5, 2013
The report, the first official release of data from the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program, lists stops by precinct. The tactic was used most in Brooklyn and Queens, where nearly all suspects who were stopped were black or Latino.

Video: NYPD Top Cop Calls Illegal Handguns Main Problem

January 28, 2013
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said he supports an assault weapons ban but told CBS News' Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" that illegal handguns are much more widely used in violent crimes.

Oakland Hires Bratton As Consultant

January 25, 2013
The city of Oakland has hired William Bratton to develop a public safety plan for California's most violent city. The City Council voted 7-1 to hire Bratton Wednesday, and awarded the former chief's security company a $250,000 contract.

Off-Duty Tactics for Street and Home

January 23, 2013

As law enforcement officers we find it hard to think of ourselves as "victims." We tend to think that robberies, burglaries, and home invasions happen to other people, not to us. After all, we're the cops. Unfortunately, crime can affect anyone, even us.

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