Success in the Media

Violent Crime Increased in 2016-Is America Entering a New Era of Violence?

For the best overview of Crime in the United States and links to recent reports, see Crime Over Time-Crime in America. See FBI charts at the bottom of this page. 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 […]

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Less Than Two Out of Five Reported Crimes Involve An Arrest

Subtitles Out of close to five million criminal incidents (4,902,000), less than two million (1,822,000) involved an identified suspect. A massive disconnect between concerns over invasive police practices, crime related television programs and what really happens. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former […]

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Ten Most Dangerous Locations for Violent Crime in the United States

Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Management for the National Crime Prevention Council. Post Master’s degree-Johns Hopkins University. Article The list below offers the most dangerous places […]

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Donald Trump And Crime-A Briefing Paper

Subtitles: A briefing paper on crime related topics for President-elect Trump, and everyone else. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Management for the National Crime Prevention Council. […]

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Is the Media Correctly Covering Crime and Fear?

Editor ‘s note: A version of this article was sent as a letter to reporters and editors who cover crime. My principle question is whether media is dismissive of crime and citizen fear of crime? Has the crime discussion been corrupted by politics to the point where it’s impossible to candidly report crime topics? Author […]

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Crime Increases in America Per Gallup

Subtitles Per Gallup-Household crime is at its highest point since 2001. Per Gallup-Twenty-nine percent of U.S. adults report that they or someone in their household was the victim of at least one form of conventional crime in the past year. If the Department of Justice says that crime is at historic lows, why is Gallup […]

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Fear of Crime Increases in America

Subtitles Per Gallup, Concern About Crime Climbs to a 15-Year High. Per Gallup, Americans’ self-reported experience with crime has been trending up since about 2001 and is now at a numerical high. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime […]

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Are Americans Wrong on Crime?

Subtitles Who gets to define the reality of crime-criminologists or the American public? Are American’s delusional as to fear? Gallup-Americans’ direct experience with crime is at a 16-year high. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the […]

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Trump, Advocates, and the Criminal Justice System

Subtitles Polling data was wrong, and so are our perceptions of the American crime problem. If you wondered as to how Donald Trump tapped into a wave of anger at politics in Washington, you don’t have to look much further than the crime discussion. When we dismiss American perceptions, we get Donald Trump. We have […]

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Halloween Safety and Crime Prevention Tips

By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Management for the National Crime Prevention Council. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. Suggestions Have fun with your children!!! Understand that crimes against children during Halloween […]

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Females Have Higher Rates of Violent Crime Than Males

Subtitles FBI (in 2014) and National Crime Survey (in 2015) reports more female than male victims. Traditionally, males have higher rates of violent crime victimization than females. Why is this happening? Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for […]

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VIOLENT CRIME REMAINED FLAT FROM 2014 TO 2015 AFTER TWO YEARS OF DECREASES

Subtitles: Crime survey data may indicate future increases. Violent crime increased per the FBI. Homicides continue at record rates per the FBI and other data. For a comprehensive view of crime in America, see http://www.crimeinamerica.net/crime-rates-united-states/ Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist […]

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No One Wants To Be A Cop

Subtitles Don’t be A Cop? Are we asking too much from police officers? No one wants to be a cop. Does that impact your safety? Author By 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 […]

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Crime Is “Not Out of Control” Versus Record Homicides, Fear and Gun Purchases. Who’s Right?

Subtitles Violent Crime Increased in 2015. Crime has taken on a political context in the presidential election. Is that framework is affecting objective analysis and reporting? “Yes, you are suffering, proponents of the “crime is not out of control” message seem to state, but you shouldn’t be because crime is at historic lows. Author Leonard […]

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Facebook and Crime

Facebook, Crime and West Virginia Having been in the criminal justice system for close to 50 years, I find fascination with offbeat aspects of crime and justice in America. With the current contentious political debate raging over crime and solutions, I would like to offer a “lesser” example of effective crime control. I lived in […]

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