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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.

Compton Leaders Hope To Reestablish Police Department

June 2, 2010
Compton council members voted Tuesday to sever ties with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department that has overseen a precipitous drop in the murder rate.

More Than 85 Agencies Purchase Spillman Software in Fourth Quarter

February 19, 2010
Twenty-five public safety agencies purchased Spillman software for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2009, bringing the total number of Spillman customers to more than 800 public safety agencies in 36 states across the nation. Sixty-two agencies expanded existing Spillman systems.

Top 10 Law Enforcement Stories of 2009

December 30, 2009
Which stories will make the PoliceMag.com list of the top LE stories of 2009? You can bet you'll find President Obama on this list.

Police Say Criminals Packing More Heat

December 17, 2009
Nearly 40 percent of the departments reported an uptick in the use of assault weapons, according to the Police Executive Research Forum, a law enforcement think tank. In addition, half reported increases in the use of 9mm, .40-caliber, and 10mm handguns in crimes — among the same types of weapons that police use. The survey offers one of the broadest indications of officers' concerns about the armed threat from criminals involved in murder, assault, and other weapons-related offenses.

Experts Say Dallas PD Manipulates Violent Crime Stats

December 15, 2009
In a one-week sample of cases from this summer, a Dallas Morning News review estimated that the department's tally of aggravated assaults should have been at least 50 percent higher.

Officer-Involved Shootings Spike In Long Beach, Calif.

May 29, 2009
Nine people have been shot by Long Beach (Calif.) PD police officers this year, a trend officials attribute to a poor economy and work furloughs by the police department, the Los Angeles Times reports. In each case, violent suspects failed to comply with commands or brandished weapons.

Counterfeit Check Scheme Reportedly Run by San Diego Street Gang

May 15, 2009
Having a street gang behind a conspiracy that caused a credit union to lose $500,000 could be a first in California history. State and federal law enforcement officials made that announcement yesterday morning with the arrests of 40 people in the check-cashing scheme, including some active members of the military. Twenty more people are being sought.

Dallas' Drop in Crime Benefited from Change in How Incidents are Reported

January 22, 2009
Without recent changes in how alleged crimes are reported, Dallas' crime would have dropped only about 7 percent in 2008 rather than the 10 percent that was recorded. The difference is due to new policies aimed at eliminating the reporting of crimes where there's no evidence that a crime occurred.

Raleigh Crime Up, Bucking Trend

January 13, 2009
Though crime declined across the country in the first six months of last year, an FBI report released Monday shows both violent and property crime rose in Raleigh.

Portland Mobilizes Against Gang War

January 13, 2009
Though the city's homicide rate and overall crime rate are down, gang violence has increased sharply over the past year, with a rapid rise in shootings in the past month. On Friday, law enforcement officials sounded an alarm about the surge of violence, the same day one of the victims was buried in North Portland.
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