Success in the Media

Archives for September 2010

28 percent of burglaries involve people at home: good doors-windows prevent violent crime

Crime in America.Net An estimated 3.7 million household burglaries occurred each year on average from 2003 to 2007. In about 28% of these burglaries, a household member was present during the burglary. In 7% of all household burglaries, a household member experienced some form of violent victimization (see below for press release and link) Crime […]

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Percent of Released Prisoners Returning to Incarceration

Crime in America.Net-Updated in November of 2014 and July of 2016. We have a reader request; she asks about recidivism of people released from prison (arrests, convictions, returns to prison). The report below summarizes the five principle studies: Federal Offender Recidivism-June of 2016 Please buy my book:“A Must Have Book,” Success With The Media: Everything […]

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What works in policing

Crime in America.Net One of the biggest complaints from the law enforcement community is the lack of authoritative documents distilling the best methods of crime control. If you contacted the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse and ask for such documents in the past you got a rambling bibliography. The National Institute of Justice of the US […]

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The most stolen cars in the nation. The most stolen cars by state.

Crime in America.Net 2009 the sixth consecutive year of reduced vehicle thefts. A reader asked which cars were stolen most often in the United States. We provide updated data for 2009 here. 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 […]

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Crime prevention in business districts works!

Crime in America.Net One of the frustrations of people in the crime prevention community is the lost of interest in neighborhood anti-crime efforts. In an earlier post, we wrote “There were a few national evaluations showing declines in crime via neighborhood watch and a ton of police departments stated that neighborhood watch produced reductions in crime. Strong […]

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Bank robberies decrease, occur on Fridays, during mornings and lack violence

  FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics for Second Quarter of 2010 During the second quarter of 2010, there were 1,146 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statute, a decrease from the 1,304 reported violations in the same quarter of 2009.1 According to statistics released today by the FBI, there were 1,135 […]

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Highest States for Teenagers Carrying a Weapon “or” Why are Rural States so Violent?

We need your help. We’re asking readers for their interpretations as to why rural states rank so high in surveys of criminal behavior. Crime in America.Net We’re always looking for new statistics on crime and criminal justice issues; something to bring perspective beyond the usual victim surveys and crimes reported to police. The Centers for […]

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Are America’s Record Lows for Violent Crime Over?

Does Increasing Drug Use Mean More Crime? Crime in America.Net Data presented below from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the federal government indicates that drug use is increasing. Although alcohol use (the major correlate with violent crime) seems to be steady (see http://crimeinamerica.net/2010/08/31/alcohol-use-stable-over-past-70-years/) there is also data suggesting that substance abuse for […]

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Nevada, Vermont, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee Rank Highest for Men Murdering Women

Dear Readers: “When Men Murder Women” is a significant contribution to the understanding of domestic and intimate partner violence if you can get beyond the anti-gun rants of the Violence Policy Center. Our other concern with the data is that rural states keep popping up in this survey and data from other sources (the Centers […]

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Facebook Burglary Ring—Geo-Location Means More Crime

 Crime in America.Net   Reporter Erik Sass in Media Post Blogs (see provides the following information:     “…police in the town of Nashua, New Hampshire have busted a three-man burglary ring which stole at least $100,000 worth — and perhaps twice that amount — of cash, consumer electronics, jewelry and other valuables (not to […]

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The Amazing Twenty Year Drop in American Violent Crime Continues—Crime in America.Net

Violent crime continues to drop in America according to the latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Of the last 20 years, violent crime rose only during 1991, 2005 and 2006. See . For those of us who lived and worked through the dramatic rises in crime in the 1960’s and 1970’s and the crack-cocaine […]

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Your invitation to a public release–attitudes toward crime and punishment

Dear Colleagues: Pew is creating ground-breaking research on public safety issues. Please see the invitation to participate in the release of  new data as to public attitudes towards crime and punishment.  We suspect that the data will be supportive of alternatives to incarceration and will indicate a public willingness to consider doing “something else” with non-violent offenders. […]

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Why Are Some Female Correctional Officers Having Sexual Encounters With Male Inmates?

Crime in America.Net A reader asks why female prison staff members are over-represented as to sexually victimizing male inmates (see report below–69 percent of victimized male inmate’s claim sexual encounters with female staff). Please note that the percentages are rather small;  an estimated 2.9 percent of male prisoners and 2.1 percent of male jail inmates […]

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The Illinois Prison System: Dividing the Loaves and Fishes

Crime in America.Net The Chicago Tribune ran an article on the resignation of the director of the Illinois correctional system who instituted a series of good conduct credits to speed the release of prison inmates by 36 days. Some of the released inmates went on to commit additional crimes. Excerpts from the article: The state […]

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The Marijuana Debate Continues

Dear readers: We apologize to those who complain that we are focusing too much on the legalization of marijuana. We will return to other topics soon. For those following the issue, this post is a continued discussion on the possibility of voters legalizing marijuana, see http://crimeinamerica.net/category/drugs-marijuana-legalization/ and  comments for background. Arron is a writer for CannaCentral, see http://cannacentral.com/. Best, […]

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