“They Can’t Touch the Criminals. They Know They’re Untouchable.” Public Opinion and Crime

If offenders really believe that they are beyond the control of society and the justice system, and if we refuse to send clear messages, we are in deep trouble. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of […]

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Economic Criminology-Trump’s Crime Address To Congress

Observations An examination of Trump’s speech to Congress focusing on crime and justice issues. For those insisting that violent crime is not increasing, you risk being left behind in a national conversation. The rest of us have moved on to solutions. Trump understands that violent crime profoundly affects everything, including the economy and jobs. But […]

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Is Violent Crime Increasing in the United States? New Video

Is violent crime increasing in the United States? This is a new video from Crime in America.Net addressing the most popular article on the website. For a complete understanding of crime in America, see Violent and Property Crime in the US–Crime in America. For a shorter article addressing most recent increases in crime, see Violent Crime Increased […]

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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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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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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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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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From a PR and Constitutional Perspective, The Director of the FBI Had No Choice

Subtitles Comey will resign or be asked to resign immediately after the election. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of 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. Graduate-Johns Hopkins […]

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Females Have Higher Rates of Violent Crime Than Males

Subtitles FBI (in 2014) and National Crime Survey (in 2015) reports more female than male victims. Traditionally, males have higher rates of violent crime victimization than females. Why is this happening? Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for […]

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VIOLENT CRIME REMAINED FLAT FROM 2014 TO 2015 AFTER TWO YEARS OF DECREASES

Subtitles: Crime survey data may indicate future increases. Violent crime increased per the FBI. Homicides continue at record rates per the FBI and other data. For a comprehensive view of crime in America, see http://www.crimeinamerica.net/crime-rates-united-states/ Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist […]

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Crime Is “Not Out of Control” Versus Record Homicides, Fear and Gun Purchases. Who’s Right?

Subtitles Violent Crime Increased in 2015. Crime has taken on a political context in the presidential election. Is that framework is affecting objective analysis and reporting? “Yes, you are suffering, proponents of the “crime is not out of control” message seem to state, but you shouldn’t be because crime is at historic lows. Author Leonard […]

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Police Firearm Fatalities Increase 78 Percent-Is There A War on Cops?

Is There a War on Cops? We read a variety of crime related articles and posts every day from groups ranging from supporters of law enforcement to those sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement. As criminal justice veterans, we are probably more in tune with those wearing a badge. We created a series of articles […]

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Don’t be A Cop?

Don’t be A Cop? Anyone who follows criminal justice news on a daily basis knows that there are dozens of newspaper articles focusing on the problem of recruiting police officers. The one cited below is simply the most recent. As one commentator stated after the indictment of six police officers in Baltimore after riots pertaining […]

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The Cities With the Largest Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities

The Cities With the Largest Percentage Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities Please note that the US Department of Justice funded data below do not measure all cities in the US; only 56 cities were chosen for the study. See the link at the bottom of the two articles for access to the study. Of […]

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