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Portland Police Plan to Appoint Gun Violence Team by End of Week

The Focused Intervention Team joins an increasingly crowded field of initiatives aimed at curbing a surge in shootings and homicides. That includes the police bureau’s team dedicated to investigating gun crimes, a federal task force led by the FBI, federally deputized Portland police officers, and $6 million allocated to non-police interventions.

November 29, 2021

NYPD Defends Database of Suspected Gang Members

NYPD Defends Database of Suspected Gang Members

The New York Police Department sent detectives to a City Council meeting on Wednesday to deliver a message to the governing body that the database they use to keep track of gang members is essential in keeping gang violence tamped down.

June 14, 2018

FLEOA Applauds President Trump's Commitment to Law Enforcement

President Trump signed a number of Executive Orders aimed at curbing the uptick in violence against law enforcement, reducing rising crime rates, and enforcing federal law to thwart transnational criminal organizations. In response, FLEOA issued the following statement.

February 10, 2017

Video: 8 Killed in Chicago Over Weekend, Superintendent Says 'We Will Not Relent'

Are Mass Shootings Becoming More Frequent?

Between a 2011 shooting at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., that left four people dead and the 2013 attack on the Washington Navy Yard where 12 people were killed, a mass shooting occurred somewhere in America once every 64 days, on average.

June 22, 2015

Gangs Shift From Drive-Bys to Walk-Up Shootings in L.A.

Ray Martinez, an LAPD detective, is seeing fewer fatal drive-by shootings. When Martinez goes behind the yellow tape, he's more commonly working on cases where a gunman has walked straight up to the victim — a walk-up shooting.

March 27, 2015

Expert: Climate Change to Cause Crime Increase

Matthew Ranson, an environmental economist at Cambridge-based Abt Associates, a public policy research and consulting firm, predicts that over the remainder of this century, rising temperatures in the United States will lead to an additional 22,000 murders.

March 3, 2014

Homicide Rate Drops 18% in Chicago

Homicide Rate Drops 18% in Chicago

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.

January 2, 2014

New Police Force Lowers Camden Crime Rate

New Police Force Lowers Camden Crime Rate

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.

December 5, 2013

Cardboard Cop Cuts Crime In Mass.

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.

August 6, 2013

Chicago Hires Peace Group to Stem Gang Killings

The city will give the group a one-year grant for $1 million to hire 40 "interrupters" who will mediate conflicts in the Ogden and Grand Crossing districts, where gun violence has spiked.

June 26, 2012

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