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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 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.

FBI: Blacks, Jews Most Likely Hate-Crime Victims

November 22, 2010
Blacks made up around three-quarters of victims of the racially motivated hate crimes and Jews made up the same percentage of victims of anti-religious hate crimes. Anti-Muslim crimes were a distant second to crimes against Jews, making up just eight percent of the hate crimes driven by religious intolerance.

Report: St. Louis Overtakes Camden As Nation's Most Dangerous City

November 22, 2010
The survey found that St. Louis had 2,070.1 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, compared with a national average of 429.4. The remaining five on the list included Detroit, Flint, Mich., and Oakland, Calif.

Feds: Gang Ranks Swell as Violent Crime Drops

November 1, 2010
The findings are at odds for Justice Department officials, who acknowledge that violent crime is often triggered by gang affiliation.

FBI Releases 2009 LEOKA Report

October 18, 2010
Law enforcement agencies identified 41 alleged assailants in connection with the 48 felonious line-of-duty deaths. Thirty-three of the assailants had prior criminal records, and 13 of the assailants were under judicial supervision at the time of the felonious incidents.

Chicago's Top Cop: Violent Crime Isn't Out of Control

August 3, 2010
Superintendent Jody Weis said Monday that homicides have dropped in the past two decades and for the first seven months are "holding even with last year," the newspaper reported.
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