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What are my chances of being a victim of violent crime? Updated

Crime in America.Net. Updated in 2016. Please see a comprehensive article on preventing you from becoming a victim of crime at http://www.crimeinamerica.net/crime-prevention-tips-that-work-3/. 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. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. Article We have […]

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Crime Rankings for Cities, States, Metropolitan Areas and Countries—Most Dangerous Cities–Crime in America.Net

Dear readers: This article is updated with seven new resources and was reconstructed per user suggestions. This article is a permanent part of Crime in America.Net and is available in the header of this site. City and State Crime Rates-Top Ten Cities-Most Dangerous Cities Crime Rankings for Cities, States, Metropolitan Areas and Countries—Most Dangerous Cities–Crime […]

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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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State and national crime statistics for the last 50 years

Crime in America.Net Dear Readers: Below you will find what may be one of the best tools available to look at and manipulate-analyze crime data in the United States, individual states or for groups of states. You can look at rape in the United States since 1960 by rate or total or you could compare […]

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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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Return to Prison (Recidivism) Rates for the UK-America-California

Gentlereaders: We recently posted rates of recidivism for the state of California and attached them to an existing page displaying national recidivism for the United States.  As a result of this article, a gracious reader sent this article (below)  regarding recidivism in the United Kingdom. Recidivism is measured differently by jurisdictions and usually refers to people on parole […]

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The Country’s Most Dangerous Cities Based on Crime and Traffic Fatalities

Crime in America.Net Dear readers: This is the latest list from Forbes ranking cities for crime and other issues (http://blogs.forbes.com/francescalevy/2010/10/12/real-estate-lifestyle-danger-housing-cities/) and before you start writing as to why your city did not make the list, please see http://crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/ for all the research on crime rankings for cities, states and countries. Every organization providing rankings for […]

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Updated-Crime Rankings for Cities and States—Most Dangerous Cities–Crime in America.Net

Gentlereaders: This article is a standard page on Crime in America.Net and is found in the header of this site. We updated it with three new resources focusing on: The most dangerous neighborhoods within select cities State-to-state comparisons of stolen vehicles A comparison of  states and teenager criminal or dangerous behavior We also rewrote the […]

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What works in policing

Crime in America.Net One of the biggest complaints from the law enforcement community is the lack of authoritative documents distilling the best methods of crime control. If you contacted the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse and ask for such documents in the past you got a rambling bibliography. The National Institute of Justice of the US […]

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Crime prevention in business districts works!

Crime in America.Net One of the frustrations of people in the crime prevention community is the lost of interest in neighborhood anti-crime efforts. In an earlier post, we wrote “There were a few national evaluations showing declines in crime via neighborhood watch and a ton of police departments stated that neighborhood watch produced reductions in crime. Strong […]

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Bank robberies decrease, occur on Fridays, during mornings and lack violence

  FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics for Second Quarter of 2010 During the second quarter of 2010, there were 1,146 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statute, a decrease from the 1,304 reported violations in the same quarter of 2009.1 According to statistics released today by the FBI, there were 1,135 […]

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Car Stops and Violent Crime Control: Crime in America.Net

One of us was operating a government vehicle (a fancier version than most) in a high-crime area and was pulled over by the police. The officer explained that he had not come to a full stop at a stop sign; an exaggeration at best.The officer asked him to explain his presence in the neighborhood. He pulled […]

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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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Violent Crime in America Drops for Third Consecutive Year

FBI Releases Annual Crime Statistics for 2009. See attachment below for full access to data.  September 13, 2010    Washington, D.C.—According to the figures released today by the FBI, the estimated number of violent crimes in the Nation declined in 2009 for the third consecutive year. Property crimes also declined in 2009, marking the seventh straight […]

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