Success in the Media

659,000 Fewer People Under Correctional Supervision-Big Drops in Jail-Probation-Prison Populations

Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Services, National Crime Prevention Council. Graduate-Post Master’s degree-Johns Hopkins University. Observations By correctional supervision, we mean those on community supervision (parole and probation), […]

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Cops Worry About Their Safety-Police Firearm Deaths Up 56%-Ambush Shootings Up 163%

Subtitles Ambush-style shootings are up 163 percent. Fatalities spiked in 2016, with 64 officers killed, up 56 percent from 41 in 2015. 72% say officers are less willing to stop and question suspicious persons. About nine-in-ten officers (93%) say their colleagues worry more about their personal safety The question becomes whether anyone will be willing […]

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Violent Crime Increased in 2016-Is America Entering a New Era of Violence?

For the best overview of Crime in the United States and links to recent reports, see Crime Over Time-Crime in America. See FBI charts at the bottom of this page. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department […]

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Less Than Two Out of Five Reported Crimes Involve An Arrest

Subtitles Out of close to five million criminal incidents (4,902,000), less than two million (1,822,000) involved an identified suspect. A massive disconnect between concerns over invasive police practices, crime related television programs and what really happens. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former […]

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Huge Decrease for Parolees Returning to Prison

Subtitles Huge decrease in those on parole returning to prison. Approximately 1 in 53 adults in the United States was under community supervision at year-end 2015. Parole entries increased for the first time in seven years. Parole exits increased for the first time in six years. Data indicates the lowest number of adults under community […]

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Virginia’s Record Low Recidivism-Nobel Worthy or Shell Game?

Subtitles Virginia claims to have the lowest rate of returns to prison in the country. Virginia maintains a re-incarceration rate of 23.4 percent after three years. This is after two major studies over the course of six years from the US Department of Justice that claimed a 50 percent return to prison. Author By Leonard […]

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77 Percent of Prisoners Arrested For Another Crime-Few Are Specialists

Subtitles 76.6% of state prisoners released in 30 states in were arrested for a new crime within 5 years of release. Compared to other inmates, a higher percentage of those incarcerated for a violent offense were arrested for another violent crime during the 5-year period. There are few criminal specialists. Released inmates were involved in […]

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Ten Most Dangerous Locations for Violent Crime in the United States

Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Management for the National Crime Prevention Council. Post Master’s degree-Johns Hopkins University. Article The list below offers the most dangerous places […]

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Donald Trump And Crime-A Briefing Paper

Subtitles: A briefing paper on crime related topics for President-elect Trump, and everyone else. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Management for the National Crime Prevention Council. […]

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The President’s Office of Peace Officer Service

Subtitles  The President and Police Officer Deaths To police officers and others in the system, it means that their work is worthy of respect.  Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former […]

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First Police Body-Worn Camera Evaluation By Crime Solutions.Gov

Colleagues: This is the first police body camera evaluation offered by the Department of Justice’s Crime Solutions.Gov. See Body Worn Camera Evaluation. Evidence Rating: Promising – One study Date: This profile was posted on November 28, 2016 Program Summary This program equips individual police officers with body-worn cameras to record police encounters during shifts. The program […]

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Is the Media Correctly Covering Crime and Fear?

Editor ‘s note: A version of this article was sent as a letter to reporters and editors who cover crime. My principle question is whether media is dismissive of crime and citizen fear of crime? Has the crime discussion been corrupted by politics to the point where it’s impossible to candidly report crime topics? Author […]

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New Safety Device for Injured Police Officers Launched on Kickstarter

Editor’s Note: Crime in America provides this information without recommendation or endorsement.  We do not have direct knowledge of the SoLo Rescue Signal or the organization promoting it. We post as a gesture of support for technology that has the potential for saving the lives of police officers. With over two million page views a year, […]

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Crime Increases in America Per Gallup

Subtitles Per Gallup-Household crime is at its highest point since 2001. Per Gallup-Twenty-nine percent of U.S. adults report that they or someone in their household was the victim of at least one form of conventional crime in the past year. If the Department of Justice says that crime is at historic lows, why is Gallup […]

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Fear of Crime Increases in America

Subtitles Per Gallup, Concern About Crime Climbs to a 15-Year High. Per Gallup, Americans’ self-reported experience with crime has been trending up since about 2001 and is now at a numerical high. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime […]

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