Success in the Media

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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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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Police shootings:2009 a dangerous year for police

By COLLEEN LONG The Associated Press NEW YORK — A police officer is gunned down in his patrol car in Penn Hills, Pa., while waiting for backup. In Pierce County, four officers starting their day at a coffee shop are ambushed by an ex-con with a handgun. Another four officers are shot to death in […]

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Record-Low Support for Stricter Gun Laws

Forty-four percent favor stricter laws on firearm sales by Jeffrey M. Jones PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup finds a new low of 44% of Americans saying the laws covering firearm sales should be made more strict. That is down 5 points in the last year and 34 points from the high of 78% recorded the first […]

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