Can Communities Control Crime? The Baltimore Experiment

Subtitles “Are you saying you can’t keep your hood safe?” Cops want communities to take responsibility for their own crime problems. Gang members called Ceasefire organizers to say they would not engage in violence, Bridgeford said. Corner boys said their blocks would stay quiet. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national […]

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Top Months for Violent and Property Crime

Subtitle June and warm weather months have the most crime. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Services, National Crime Prevention Council. […]

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First decline in parole and probation populations since 1980

Crime in America.Net A new report from the Department of Justice (Bureau of Justice Statistics) provides a new look at declining populations of people on state (rather than federal) community supervision.  While the differences in the percentages are not large and a core group of states account for much of the impact, the overall numbers […]

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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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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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Crime Statistics–Most Dangerous Cities–Most Miserable Cities

Updated–fall of 2010. The demand for information comparing one city to another is one of the Internet’s most popular crime-related requests. But we get angry inquiries as to why a particular city is or is  not on the list below. We at Crime in America.Net do not compile these lists; we collect relevant information and put […]

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One in Four Girls Were Involved in Serious Fights: Crime Statistics

National Survey Indicates One in Four Girls Aged 12-17 Were Involved in Serious Fights or Attacks in the Past Year Prevalence of violent acts differs by family income, school attendance, and levels of substance use A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that, in the past year, one quarter […]

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Crime Rankings for Cities: A Fair Comparison? Crime Statistics

There is a recent article in the New York Times addressing whether or not officers and command staff accurately recorded crime data. The article by William Rashbaum states: “More than a hundred retired New York Police Department captains and higher-ranking officers said in a survey that the intense pressure to produce annual crime reductions led […]

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Crime Statistics: FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics

During the third quarter of 2009, there were 1,212 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,378 reported violations in the same quarter of 2008.1 According to statistics released today by the FBI, there were 1,184 robberies of financial institutions2 and 28 burglaries reported between July 1, […]

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Why are violent crime rates falling? Crime in America.Net

Gentlereaders: This is the title of an editorial in the Washington Post on Saturday, January 2, 2010. And as you can see from the national statistics on the bottom half of this article, crime is indeed down and down considerably. There are two thoughts that come to our minds when discussing the decline in crime. […]

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Crime and Justice–Hampered by the Numbers

Crime in America.Net crime news. Gentlereaders: In a previous post, we discussed juvenile arrest statistics and compared them to two national studies of crime; all suggest that crime rates and totals are down throughout the Unites States and that this continues an almost continuous trend for the last 15 years or more. We also stated […]

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Juvenile Criminal Offenders-What Happened to the Predicted Crime Waves?

Crime news from Crime in America.Net Gentlereaders: For those of us who have been in the criminal justice system for several decades or more, we’ve been exposed to a series of criminologists predicting yet another wave of juvenile crime leading to inevitable large increases in national violent crime for years to come. Trouble is, most […]

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