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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.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD Reports Significant Crime Drop

January 11, 2009
Mecklenburg crime dropped sharply in the second half of last year after months of spiking violence and home break-ins drove residents to march on City Hall and in some cases hire their own security.

Los Angeles Officials Expect Crime Dip in 2009

January 11, 2009
Even as they touted another year of falling crime rates in Los Angeles and expressed confidence that 2009 could bring further declines, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William J. Bratton said Monday that the LAPD's success in the upcoming year is tied to the city's financial picture.

Gangs Blamed in Almost Half of San Diego Homicides in '07

October 8, 2008

Nearly half the homicides with known motives in San Diego County last year were at the hands of gangs, according to a study looking at victims and suspects of violent crime.

ePolicing GIS

October 1, 2008
Crime Maps allows users to view updated crime activity anywhere in a police department’s jurisdiction with the new addition of satellite imagery. It is a part of a suite of applications created by ePolicing, a partnership of Los Angeles firms Lightray Productions and Psomas.

ArcGIS 9.3

October 1, 2008
Whether you need to perform spatial analysis, manage large amounts of spatial data, or produce cartographically appealing maps to aid in decision making, ArcGIS allows you to use one common platform to meet all your GIS needs. And because ArcGIS is built using technology standards, it will integrate well with your existing systems.

Illegal immigrants Who Return After Deportation Commit More Crimes, Study Finds

September 8, 2008
Illegal immigrants who have been deported at least once from the United States are far more likely than other immigrants to repeatedly commit crimes, according to a study by the nonprofit Rand Corp.

Crime Mapping

December 1, 2007
CrimeReports allows law enforcement agencies to provide neighborhood crime information to citizens in near real-time and empowers citizen participation in community policing. The service is free to the public and allows citizens to receive alerts automatically via e-mail when crimes occur within a specified distance of their homes.
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