Success in the Media

The Amazing Twenty-Year Drop in American Violent Crime Continues: December 2010 Update

Crime in America.Net staff. Dear Readers: The FBI today released data for the first six months of 2010. The numbers reveal a continuing decrease in all categories of violent and property crime. We’re not quite sure we can add anything to the discussion that’s not already on Crime in America.Net. It’s simply amazing when crime […]

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Successful Prison-Based Substance Abuse Treatment

Dear readers: The study continues a long line of research stating that substance abuse treatment works to reduce recidivism. Unfortunately, it’s in the same unreadable style the academic community loves to create but it does contain a valuable overview of previous substance abuse literature. The results were modest but effective.  Crime in America.Net   The Minnesota […]

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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 States Cutting Budgets for Corrections—USA Today Warns That More Cuts May Harm National Crime Reductions

Crime in America.Net There are two prominent and recent items that address budget impacts on state criminal justice systems. One is “The Fiscal Survey of the States from the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers” (summarized below) stating that only 12 states did not cut correctional budgets in Fiscal Year 2010 […]

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The Amazing Drop in American Violent Crime—Crime in America.Net

 For those of us who lived and worked through the dramatic rises in crime in the 1960’s and 1970’s and the crack-cocaine era of the 1980’s, the drop in violent crime in America is nothing short of astounding. Violent crime numbers are at historical lows as to crimes reported to law enforcement agencies through the Federal […]

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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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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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Jobs for Offenders Works to Reduce Crime: Crime in America.Net

The Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative Evaluation Final Report This is the seventh entry in a series addressing whether correctional programs work to reduce recidivism (return to the criminal justice system via arrest, prosecution or incarceration). The program described below focuses on employment and mentoring and involved the US Department of Labor and other federal agencies.  In late […]

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World-wide crime rises and falls at the same time. Why? Crime Statistics

Crime in America.Net British Crime Survey: The figures were backed by the British Crime Survey, made up with tens of thousands of interviews. The survey found the risk of becoming a victim of crime remains at a historic 30-year low. (American) National Crime Survey: Violent and property crime rates in 2008 remain at the lowest […]

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Do correctional programs reduce crime? Crime statistics

 Crime in America.Net A reader requested data as to correctional programs that reduce recidivism (new crimes, convictions and incarcerations committed by people already in the criminal justice system). Earlier in this site we documented reductions in recidivism for drug courts, cognitive behavioral therapy, Hawaii’s Project Hope and we cited reductions in crime due to incarceration […]

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Crime is Rarely Predictable: What Happened to the Crime Waves?

Crime news from Crime in America.Net There have been endless predictions of increasing future crime by criminologists and social observers since crime rates skyrocketed in the mid 1960’s. Name any major force within society and it’s often associated with dire predictions of increasing crime. Rap music, drug use, employment rates, the number of younger people […]

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The most stolen cars in the nation and the most stolen cars by state: Crime Statistics

Crime in America.Net A reader asked which car was stolen most often in the United States. The answer comes from a private organization funded by insurance companies, the National Insurance Crime Bureau. What’s interesting about auto theft is that’s it’s another example of “target hardening” as a crime prevention principal. One of the key findings […]

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Crime Rates-Top Ten States

Crime in America.Net Summary: the survey (link below) states that Nevada, New Mexico, Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Arizona and Arkansas have the highest rates of crime in America. Gentlereaders: The warnings (see below) we provide on this site about comparing one city’s crime rates to another also applies to comparing states. What’s offered here […]

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Do Prisons Reduce Crime? Crime News

Crime in America.Net staff We have been in and out of prisons hundreds of times. You can’t walk out of a prison without feeling that they are massive wastes of humanity. Prisons are overcrowded and lack services that most offenders need to survive in the outside world. Prisons are incredibly expensive and most states are trying […]

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Arrests: Are Half of American Men Arrested?

Data on Arrest Records Aren’t Always by the Book Old Reports Suggesting One-Third to One-Half of All Men Are Apprehended Had Flaws, but New Studies Confirm a High Rate By CARL BIALIK–Printed in The Wall Street Journal  More than 40 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s crime commission reported that half of American men would […]

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