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Christie Sends N.J. State Police to Camden

December 13, 2011
The reinforcements came after calls to the state by Mayor Dana L. Redd and Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk for assistance for the police force, which suffered massive layoffs in January.

NYPD: Thefts of Smartphones and iPads More Likely Than Cash

December 8, 2011
Half of the nearly 16,000 robberies in New York City over the first 10 months of the year have involved trendy gadgets such as smartphones and iPads, according to an NYPD study.

FBI: Hate Crimes Remained Steady In 2010

November 14, 2011
The number of reported hate crimes in the United States remained steady in 2010, according to the FBI's annual hate-crime report. There were 6,628 hate crime incidents reported last year, while 6,604 were reported in 2009, the FBI announced Monday.

NYPD: Occupy Wall Street Caused Rise In Gun Crime

October 26, 2011
Police attention to Occupy Wall Street protesters has left other areas of the city vulnerable. As a result, gun violence has spiked in New York City, according to the New York Police Department.

FBI Releases 2010 LEOKA Report

October 25, 2011
While on duty in 2010, 56 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed, 72 died in accidents, and more than 53,000 were assaulted, according to data in the "Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted" report.

FBI: Gangs Responsible for 48% of Violent Crime

October 25, 2011
Increasingly sophisticated street gangs committed 48 percent of violent crime, as they expanded their criminal activity and networking with broader criminal organizations.

FBI Says Violent Crime Dropped 6 Percent in 2010

September 19, 2011
The FBI reports that violent crime dropped 6 percent in 2010, marking the fourth straight year of declines. And property crime also was down for the eighth straight year, falling 2.7 percent, according to the Associated Press.

Calif. Violent Crime Falls To Lowest In 40 Years

September 13, 2011
The California Department of Justice's "Crime in California" shows that violent crime has fallen for the fourth year in a row. Overall, the violent crime rate decreased 6.9 percent, reaching its lowest level since 1968, and homicide and forcible rape rates are the lowest since 1966.

Hot Wheels: Most Stolen Vehicles

August 31, 2011

Each summer, two insurance-industry associations — the Highway Loss Data Institute and National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) — release lists of the top 10 vehicles stolen across the country in the prior year. For the fourth year in a row, the Cadillac Escalade was the most stolen insured vehicle, according to the institute, which lists only vehicles with theft coverage. The NICB's report is typically more comprehensive because it covers all stolen vehicles reported by law enforcement agencies, including those that are not insured. The 1994 Honda Accord, which could be worth about $2,000 on the open market in good condition, tops the NICB report. The 735,547 vehicles stolen in 2010 represents the fewest number of stolen vehicles since the 659,800 reported stolen in 1967.

St. Louis Ward Hopes To Cut Crime 70% with Wireless Surveillance

August 26, 2011
St. Louis city and police officials have installed a new wireless video surveillance system in the 21st Ward, and have set a goal to reduce crime by 70 percent. Of the 28 wards in the city, the 21st Ward is the first to deploy this type of solution.

Fewer Cops In Oakland Results In 'Brazen' Crimes

August 18, 2011
Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts is repeating his public call for more officers, after a violent crime spike of "brazen activity" that included the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy in broad daylight.

L.A. Police Union Launches Public Safety Web site

August 5, 2011
PublicSafetyFirst.com is a community news and information service that features update-to-date crime alerts based on LAPD data analyzed by the Los Angeles Times. It was launched by the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL).

Line-of-Duty Deaths: The War on Cops

July 25, 2011

A cursory glance at the numbers seemingly underscores such concerns. Thirty-one officers were feloniously shot and killed from January through mid-May 2011—a 34 percent increase over the same period a year before.

Law Enforcement Fatalities by Gunfire Reaches 20-Year High

July 20, 2011
The 40 law officers killed by gunfire in the first half of 2011 marks the highest number in two decades in a year that's been especially deadly for those who wear the badge.

Working Solo at Ground Zero

May 31, 2011
What is it going to take before police administrators double up these cars? There is no sane reason to send young cops out in solo units in areas like Compton's ground zero.

FBI: Bank Crimes Fell In 2010

April 7, 2011
In 2010, there were 5,628 reported crimes against banking institutions compared with 6,065 violations in 2009. The 2010 data included 5,546 robberies, 74 burglaries, eight larcenies, and 13 extortion offenses that were reported to law enforcement.

NYPD Rape Complaints Jump 24%

April 5, 2011
The NYPD logged 340 rape complaints in 2011, as compared with 274 in 2010. Brooklyn had the highest reported number (97), and Manhattan was second (86).

Traffic Fatalities Drop In Cities With Red-Light Cameras

February 1, 2011
Researchers found that in the 14 cities that had cameras from 2004 to '08, the combined per capita rate of fatal red light running crashes fell 35 percent, compared with 1992-96. The rate also fell in the 48 cities without camera programs by 14 percent.

California Sentences More To Die, Executes None

December 30, 2010
The state's death chamber was idle for a fifth year, because of legal challenges of lethal injection practices and a nationwide shortage of the key drug used in the three-injection procedure.

Los Angeles To Record Less Than 300 Murders In 2010

December 28, 2010
About half of the murders in Los Angeles are gang crimes and considered "repressible," according to an editorial in the Los Angeles Times.
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