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40 Burglary Cases Closed Through Connecting Data

A spike in property crimes indicated the city of Clovis was under attack by a serial burglar. Using public safety software tools, law enforcement officials were able to gather data to connect each incident and bring the burglar to justice.

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FBI Says Crime is Down, So Why Does It Feel Like the Opposite is True?

The estimated number of violent crimes in the United States decreased 0.2% in 2017 compared to 2016, according to FBI data released on Monday. Property crimes reportedly dropped 3.0%. So why does it feel to most cops on the street that the exact opposite is true?

FBI Says Violent Crime Down Slightly in 2017

After two consecutive years of increases, the estimated number of violent crimes in the United States decreased 0.2% in 2017 when compared with 2016 data, according to FBI figures released on Monday. Property crimes dropped 3.0%.

FBI: Violent Crime Fell In 2011

Violent crimes and property crimes reported to police in 2011 fell 3.8% and 0.5% respectively, according to finalized FBI data released Monday. The report came in direct conflict with federal Bureau of Justice Statistics reporting that violent crime jumped by about 18%, and property crimes rose by 11% in 2011.

FBI: Crime Rates Fell In 2011

Violent crime and property crime reported by law enforcement fell again in 2011, according to preliminary data released released by the FBI. When compared to 2010, violent crime fell 4%, and property crime dropped 0.8%.

Calif. Agency Urges Residents To Document Property Online

The Santa Maria (Calif.) Police Department is recommending its residents use ReportIt from LeadsOnline to keep track of valuables such as phones, computers, jewelry and other personal items to help them track down stolen property faster.

Online Tool Helps Indiana Agency Solve Residential Burglaries

LeadsOnline, a nationwide online system that records secondhand transactions, kept a record of the reported stolen items and alerted the police when several of the items turned up at a secondhand store. The information led police to one of the individuals involved in the theft ring.

Texas Detectives Use Online Database to Locate Murder Suspect

Huntsville detectives entered the name of a suspect in the murder of a 17-year-old girl into LeadsOnline, a database used to track stolen goods. Only days later, the suspect was apprehended in Iowa after police followed a lead using information acquired from the database.

South Carolina Man Gets 60 Years for Copper Thefts

Prosecutors said Jackie Anderson Jr. took plumbing and air conditioner parts, mostly from low-income housing. They said the thefts did nearly $200,000 worth of damage to get about $5,000 of copper.

Theft from Cars

Thefts from cars usually involve a small amount of property value, but put a large strain on police resources. These thefts increase citizens' fear of crime and diminish the public confidence in their police.