Noncitizens, Immigrants and Crime

Observations With 65,000 non-citizens incarcerated (it was 103,000 in 2012) and 178,000 undocumented immigrants deported last year who were convicted criminals, crime and illegal immigration are connected. The Department of Homeland Security has estimated that 1.9 million noncitizens have been convicted of criminal offenses and could be deported. The unanswered question is the degree of […]

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Social Media Surveillance by Police and Correctional Agencies

  Observations “Lone actor terrorists are broadcasting what they’re doing; we need to listen.” A DOJ report focuses on major criminal events and terrorist warnings through social media, but what about day-to-day criminal activity? Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime […]

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Gangs in the United States

Gangs in the United States: In 2012, there were an estimated 30,700 gangs (an increase from 29,900 in 2011) and 850,000 gang members (an increase from 782,500 in 2011) throughout 3,100 jurisdictions with gang problems (down from 3,300 in 2011). Gang Homicides: The number of reported gang-related homicides increased 20 percent from 1,824 in 2011 to 2,363 in 2012 Trends […]

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32 percent of students bullied at school. National crime in schools statistics

Crime in America.Net Gentlereaders: The report below from two federal agencies using a wide variety of research is the best overview of crime in schools. We chose to list only a small selection of the findings below. While the data indicates that crime in schools is serious and of concern, it does provide evidence that […]

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774,000 gang members and 27,900 gangs active in the US: Crime News

Crime in America.Net Highlights of the 2008 National Youth Gang Survey There are approximately 20 indicators of criminal activity involving national data and virtually all point to declining crime. Per a reader’s request, we created a series on what categories are running contrary to this trend. These include; arrests and incarceration are up for women offenders, incarceration […]

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25 million individuals reported using an illicit drug: Crime News-Crime in America.Net

Crime in America.Net staff. There are approximately 20 indicators of criminal activity involving national data and virtually all point to declining crime. Per a reader’s request, we created a series on what categories are running contrary to this trend. These include; arrests and incarceration are up for women offenders, incarceration is up slightly (although leveling off and […]

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Crime News: Do Inmates Convicted of Murder Commit Violent Crime While in Prison?

Crime News: Sorensen and Cunningham examined the characteristics and disciplinary data of approximately 70,000 inmates in the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) in 2002and 2003 to study the relationship between conviction offense and prison violence.The main focus of the study was to assess whether inmates convicted of homicide were more violence-prone than other offenders. The […]

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Gangs:New Resource from DOJ- The National Gang Center

 In October 2009, the National Youth Gang Center, which had been funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention since 1995, merged with the National Gang Center (NGC), which had been funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance since 2003. This new partnership recognizes that street gang activities transcend ages of the members […]

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Hot Spots Key to Crime Control

How to Identify Hot Spots Savvy community policing officers may know which places in their beat tend to be trouble spots. Many are keenly aware of signs of unusual activity in shops, stores, street corners, warehouses and other locations they regularly patrol. Law enforcement executives and crime analysts who do not patrol beats can also […]

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Study Finds High Rate of Imprisonment Among Dropouts

Study Finds High Rate of Imprisonment Among Dropouts–New York Times    By SAM DILLON Published: October 8, 2009 On any given day, about one in every 10 young male high school dropouts is in jail or juvenile detention, compared with one in 35 young male high school graduates, according to a  new study   of the effects […]

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800,000 Children Identified as Abused or Neglected-Steps to Take

 Preventing Child Maltreatment     In 2006, 800,000 children were identified by state agencies as having been abused or neglected. More than 1,500 children died as a result of maltreatment. High rates of maltreatment are a cause for grave concern. Further, maltreatment often has profound adverse effects on children’s health and development. Maltreated children are more […]

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Prevalence of Gang Problems in the US–US Dept. of Justice

National Youth Gang Survey Analysis Prevalence of Gang Problems in Study Population Editor’s note–this  is part of a larger document. Please see link below. Respondents provided information regarding the presence or absence of active gangs in their jurisdictions. Following a marked decline from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, a steady resurgence of gang problems […]

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White House Conference on Gang Violence Prevention and Crime Control

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House Conference on Gang Violence Prevention and Crime Control Washington, D.C. Monday, August 24, 2009 Good morning. Thank you Tino Cuellar, Alan Hoffman, Cecilia Munoz, and Representative Scott for opening today’s conference. And I’d like to thank all of you who are […]

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Gun Violence Programs: Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) is a nationwide program aimed at reducing gun violence in the United States. A National Institute of Justice funded evaluation of the effectiveness of this major multiyear, multiagency crime prevention initiative found: Reduced violent crime overall in PSN cities; reductions were greater in cities with a high-level of federal prosecution.A decline […]

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Report Presents National Data on Child Well-Being–US Department of Justice

Report Presents National Data on Child Well-Being The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009.” The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is one of the 22 Federal agencies that constitute the Forum. Since 1997, the Forum has published this annual report, which […]

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