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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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Democrats and Many Countries Think You’re Violent

Democrats and Many Countries Think You’re Violent Data from the Pew Research Center As the Obama era comes to a close, the overall image of the United States among key publics in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region is generally favorable. In addition, U.S.-led military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria wins broad […]

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Crime in America is Increasing

Is America entering a new era of increasing violence? Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from a larger article from Crime In America.Net titled, “Violent and Property Crime in the US–Crime in America,” see source below. Article: The bottom line is that violent and property crime are still at record lows for the country […]

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Police budget cuts-What will they do to adjust?

Crime in America.Net We have a student question; “With all the state and local and federal budget cuts, what will law enforcement agencies do to adjust?” Implied is a larger question; can they continue to offer the same levels of public safety services? Bigger question; am I safe? The driving issue in criminal justice today […]

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Crime in mid-size metropolitan areas rising faster than larger metro areas

Crime in America.Net Dear readers. We keep getting inquiries about city and state crime comparisons and we keep saying that it’s really difficult to make accurate assessments.  See http://crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/ for a discussion. But what many are looking for is purely understandable; you’re seeking to information to keep you and your family safe or you’re looking […]

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Two-thirds of Americans Believe Crime is Increasing: Is That Belief Justified?

Crime in America.Net The Gallup Poll below graphically illustrates the America perception that crime is on the rise in this country; two-thirds believe that crime is increasing. Problem is, crime in America is at a 20 year low. According to the National Crime Survey, crime today is lower that when the Department of Justice started […]

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New City Crime Comparisons: Do You Believe the Data?

Crime in America.Net We have updated information comparing crime in cities for 2009 from CQ Press using  data from the FBI’s “Crime in the United States.” For the complete list of comparisons, see http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2010/City_crime_rate_2010-2011_hightolow.pdf. See more information on this website regarding a comprehensive overview of crime rankings for cities, state and countries at http://crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/. We […]

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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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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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So Who Killed Neighborhood Watch? Crime in America.Net

None of us are sure, but it seems to us that it was decades ago that a US Department of Justice agency produced a neighborhood watch manual. See the latest version at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/pdf/NSA_NW_Manual.pdf. The National Sheriff’s Association has always had the National Neighborhood Watch Program and the National Crime Prevention Council has always offered some […]

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Most Dangerous Cities–City and State Crime Rates–Pleasing Everyone is Hard to Do

Updated with five new sources, November, 2010. We started Crime in America.Net for a variety of reasons from learning search engine marketing to providing material to our students. One of the lessons we’ve learned is that folks from the Internet do not read—they skim—and they want short and hopefully interesting/entertaining articles. Nowhere is this more […]

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Most Stolen Cars List Added to City Crime Rates-Top Ten Cities List-Crime in America.Net

Crime in America.Net includes research on crime rates for American cities and states, commonly known as the top ten cities, the most dangerous cities or as Forbes puts it, “The Most Miserable Cities.” There is also data comparing crime rates for countries. See http://crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/ The post adds a Forbes article on cities with the highest […]

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Crime and Buying a House. Most Dangerous Cities. Crime in America.Net

When we started Crime in America.Net, we never envisioned that we would end up on so many real estate sites. It’s obvious that people are greatly concerned about crime issues and their new home purchase. We understand that fear. When we created http://crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/ it was an academic exercise and an opportunity to make the site […]

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Budget Cuts Hurting Justice System: Crime News

It’s hard for the average citizen to understand the budget situation facing state and local governments. There are two things to consider: Budget cuts are the number one story within the criminal justice system (in terms of newspaper coverage); nothing else comes close; Thirty-five of the 50 states (according to Governing Magazine) face serious budget […]

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Fear of Crime Falls-Pew Research

Gentlereaders: Please see both posts. There may be an interesting contradiction in the Pew and Gallup research. Crime in America Staff. Post #1 Crime Concerns Fall-Pew Research Center The public’s crime concerns have fluctuated over the past eight years. In January 2001, fully 76% rated reducing crime as a top priority. Reducing crime fell as a […]

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