Archives for January 2016

As Predicted, Violent Crime Increased in 2015

Violent crime increased for all categories during the first six months of 2015 per the FBI. What follows is part editorial and part news. Editorial: The fact that violent crime would increase in 2015 was easily foreseen. This is what we wrote on this site after the FBI released their full report on crime in the […]


New Data Provides Better Information on Crime Victims and Offenders

The FBI released details on more than 5.4 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2014 (latest data available). The information is an example of the kind of  better, more comprehensive and complete crime data that the FBI is compiling. NIBRS, 2014, provides a diverse range of information about victims, […]


Incarceration in the US Increases

Incarceration: Despite a decade of debate over the use (or overuse) of jails and prisons in the United States, incarceration (based on raw numbers of adults in prisons and jails) in 2014 increased slightly (up 1,900).  2014 is the latest available data. There are an endless number of organizations calling for less incarceration; some advocate […]