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As Predicted, Violent Crime Increased in 2015

Violent crime increased for all categories during the first six months of 2015 per the FBI. What follows is part editorial and part news. Editorial: The fact that violent crime would increase in 2015 was easily foreseen. This is what we wrote on this site after the FBI released their full report on crime in the […]

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New Data Provides Better Information on Crime Victims and Offenders

The FBI released details on more than 5.4 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2014 (latest data available). The information is an example of the kind of  better, more comprehensive and complete crime data that the FBI is compiling. NIBRS, 2014, provides a diverse range of information about victims, […]

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Most crime occurs at home, roads, parking lots, schools and bars per FBI/NIBRS

The FBI released details on more than 5.6 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2013. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest report, NIBRS 2013, provides a diverse scope of information about victims, known offenders, and relationships for 23 offense categories (including sex offenses). It also presents arrest data […]

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7,000 hate crimes in 2013

The FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2013. The bias categories of gender (male and female) and gender identity (transgender and gender nonconforming) have been added to the other bias categories of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Other new aspects of the report include the presentation of age categories to indicate whether hate crimes […]

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FBI Internet Scam Alerts

Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) Scam Alerts This report, which is based upon information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3, details recent cyber crime trends and new twists to previously-existing cyber scams. Social Network Misspelling Scam During December 2010, the IC3 discovered misspellings of a social network site being used as a […]

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FBI 2009 Mortgage Fraud Report “Year in Review”

There are few events in the last 20 years with a more profound potential  impact on crime than mortgage fraud. There are cities and neighborhoods throughout the United States devastated by empty homes and the resulting connections with crime. There are some within the criminal justice community who feel that  the problems associated with  mortgage fraud are only […]

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18-39 billion dollars annually from U.S. go to Mexican and Colombian drug traffickers

Congressional Testimony Kevin L. Perkins, Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division, FBI Anthony P. Placido, Assistant Administrator for Intelligence, DEA Statement Before the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control May 5, 2010 Chairman Feinstein, Co-Chairman Grassley, and distinguished members of the caucus, on behalf of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Michele Leonhart and Federal […]

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Computer crime reports increase 22 percent in 2009: Crime News-Crime Prevention

Most internet offenders came from: California, Florida, New York, The District of Columbia, Texas and Washington. Crime News by CrimeinAmerica.Net Considering that virtually every category of crime is down, we were asked what categories of crime were up. This is the second post in that series. The first was female offender arrests and incarceration. Additional […]

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FBI Congressional Testimony-Terrorism and the No-Fly List

Congressional Testimony Timothy J. Healy Director, Terrorist Screening Center Federal Bureau of Investigation Statement Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs March 10, 2010   Good morning Chairman Lieberman, Ranking Member Collins, and members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) and its role […]

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FBI and Domestic Terrorism-Senate Testimony

Robert S. Mueller, III Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary January 20, 2010   Good morning Chairman Leahy, Senator Sessions, and members of the Committee. I am pleased to be here today. As you know, we in the FBI have undergone unprecedented transformation in recent years, from developing the […]

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Fraud Alert–Holiday Shopping Tips from the FBI

Holiday Shopping Tips This holiday season the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI) is reminding people that cyber criminals continue to aggressively create new ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to fool potential victims including fraudulent auction sales, reshipping merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card, and sale of fraudulent […]

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