Archives for January 2015

Crime in America Decreases in 2014

For a comprehensive overview of crime in the Unites States, see https://www.crimeinamerica.net/crime-rates-united-states/ For a comprehensive analysis of crime in cities and states, see https://www.crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/ Preliminary figures indicate that law enforcement agencies throughout the nation showed an overall decrease of 4.6 percent in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for the first 6 months of […]

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Confidence in the Police-A Review of Recent Polls

As the debate on police use of force and race continues, it’s useful to review recent data on public perceptions of law enforcement in the United States and throughout the world. Please see below for an overview of American law enforcement from Gallup. Gallup offers the best available data on American perceptions as to policing, […]

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Do child victims of sexual abuse become sex offenders?

  In JAMA Pediatrics, NIJ-funded researcher Dr. Cathy Widom discusses findings of a longitudinal study following 908 abused and neglected children and a matched control group into middle age. The study examined commonly held beliefs about the consequences of childhood sexual abuse and the likelihood that these child victims will grow up to “specialize” in […]

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Teenage Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. This NIJ-funded study was conducted at eight school health centers in California where students receive confidential clinical […]

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Je Suis Charlie

Crime in America.Net staff could not find a better way to support journalists and press freedom than to republish the statement below from the Online News Asociation. Cowardly attacks on journalism and the freedoms we all hold dear is a travesty and cannot be tolerated. We are all, Charlie. We are all Charlie. ONA statement […]

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Most crime occurs at home, roads, parking lots, schools and bars per FBI/NIBRS

The FBI released details on more than 5.6 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2013. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest report, NIBRS 2013, provides a diverse scope of information about victims, known offenders, and relationships for 23 offense categories (including sex offenses). It also presents arrest data […]

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Police firearms-related fatalities spike 56 percent

Firearms-related fatalities spiked 56 percent while ambush attacks remained the leading cause of felonious deaths. Law enforcement fatalities in the U.S. rose 24 percent in 2014, reversing what had been two years of dramatic declines in line of duty deaths, based on preliminary data compiled and released today by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial […]

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