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Archives for April 2010

Crime and Buying a House. Most Dangerous Cities. Crime in America.Net

When we started Crime in America.Net, we never envisioned that we would end up on so many real estate sites. It’s obvious that people are greatly concerned about crime issues and their new home purchase. We understand that fear. When we created http://crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/ it was an academic exercise and an opportunity to make the site […]

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Nearly All 11th and 12th Graders Believe Their Peers Are More Likely to Drink and Drive on Prom and Graduation Nights

Less Than One-Third Think Driving on These Nights Is Dangerous Crime statistics from Crime in America.Net As if we as parents didn’t have enough to worry about. When teens drink, they tend to drink a lot (averaging five drinks–see link at bottom). Students may be more likely to drink and drive on prom and graduation nights, […]

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NEARLY 10.8 MILLION YOUTH, AGES 12-20, ARE UNDERAGE DRINKERS: CRIME STATISTICS

Crime in America.Net After reading our articles on marijuana and its connection to criminal activity (causing virtually all to stare at us in digital disbelief) several readers challenged us via e-mails and in the forums to clearly state the dangers of alcohol use. There is a new document from the federal government providing a guide […]

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Cutting prisons—“You can only squeeze so much blood from a turnip”—Crime News

More on how budget cuts are impacting the criminal justice system and governor’s who give great quotes. Crime in America.net “You can only squeeze so much blood from a turnip,” states South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford regarding his state’s ability to deal with budget difficulties without cutting corrections (link below). “The question I ask, as […]

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World-wide crime rises and falls at the same time. Why? Crime Statistics

Crime in America.Net British Crime Survey: The figures were backed by the British Crime Survey, made up with tens of thousands of interviews. The survey found the risk of becoming a victim of crime remains at a historic 30-year low. (American) National Crime Survey: Violent and property crime rates in 2008 remain at the lowest […]

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Do correctional programs reduce crime? Crime statistics

 Crime in America.Net A reader requested data as to correctional programs that reduce recidivism (new crimes, convictions and incarcerations committed by people already in the criminal justice system). Earlier in this site we documented reductions in recidivism for drug courts, cognitive behavioral therapy, Hawaii’s Project Hope and we cited reductions in crime due to incarceration […]

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Less than One Percent of Missing Persons Abducted by Strangers: Crime News

Crime in America.Net For those us with decades in the criminal justice system, we remember the hysteria surrounding the issue of children and younger people abducted by strangers.  Those us with law enforcement backgrounds were puzzled by the endless media reports of stranger abductions because the vast majority of the missing person reports we took […]

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Crime is Rarely Predictable: What Happened to the Crime Waves?

Crime news from Crime in America.Net There have been endless predictions of increasing future crime by criminologists and social observers since crime rates skyrocketed in the mid 1960’s. Name any major force within society and it’s often associated with dire predictions of increasing crime. Rap music, drug use, employment rates, the number of younger people […]

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Want a Safer World? Stop Children from Being Abused and Neglected

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Crime in America.Net See data from the Department of Justice (below). Everyone seems to have an endless array of beliefs regarding what causes crime to go up or down and most involve “others” doing or not doing something.  What bothers us is our collective unwillingness to take an […]

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Is Criminology Relevant?

Of course criminology is relevant. Our most important gains as to characteristics of crime and ways to combat crime come from the criminological community. All of us were schooled by criminologists who taught us critical analysis skills and challenged simple assumptions. They demanded reasoned thought and urged us to avoid easy solutions. We are effective […]

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The Census and Internet Fraud

Crime in America.Net   We posted an article on child internet safety and included previous posts, including one citing a large increase in  internet crime (up 22 percent in 2009). Please see http://crimeinamerica.net/2010/04/12/criminals-are-looking-for-your-child-on-the-internet%e2%80%94right-now/.   Now the census brings unique opportunities for those engaged in fraud. Please see the message below from the FBI:   2010 Census The 2010 Census […]

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Criminals are looking for Your Child on the Internet—Right Now!

Keeping Kids (and Yourself) Safe Online: Crime Prevention from Crime in America.Net We offer a variety of articles on internet safety (see below) because it’s clear that criminal offenders are moving online in increasing numbers. As Willie Sutton the bank robber said when asked why he robbed banks, “because that’s where the money is.” See […]

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The most stolen cars in the nation and the most stolen cars by state: Crime Statistics

Crime in America.Net A reader asked which car was stolen most often in the United States. The answer comes from a private organization funded by insurance companies, the National Insurance Crime Bureau. What’s interesting about auto theft is that’s it’s another example of “target hardening” as a crime prevention principal. One of the key findings […]

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Crime Rates-Top Ten States

Crime in America.Net Summary: the survey (link below) states that Nevada, New Mexico, Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Arizona and Arkansas have the highest rates of crime in America. Gentlereaders: The warnings (see below) we provide on this site about comparing one city’s crime rates to another also applies to comparing states. What’s offered here […]

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70 percent of youth report past traumatic experience including physical or sexual abuse

Gentlereaders: Findings from the survey of youth in residential placement. Crime in America.Net The findings below are based on a recent document from the US Department of Justice regarding interviews with a nationally representative sample of 7,073 youth in custody during spring 2003. If one wonders why we have high levels of crime in America, one […]

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