Success in the Media

Is Negative Media Coverage of Cops Hurting Crime Control?

Subtitles Pew: There is a widespread feeling among officers that police are mistreated by the media. Pew: About eight-in-ten officers (81%) say the media generally treat the police unfairly. 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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Cops Worry About Their Safety-Police Firearm Deaths Up 56%-Ambush Shootings Up 163%

Subtitles Ambush-style shootings are up 163 percent. Fatalities spiked in 2016, with 64 officers killed, up 56 percent from 41 in 2015. 72% say officers are less willing to stop and question suspicious persons. About nine-in-ten officers (93%) say their colleagues worry more about their personal safety The question becomes whether anyone will be willing […]

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The Cities With the Largest Total Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities

The Cities With the Largest Total Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities Please note that the US Department of Justice funded data below do not measure all cities in the US; only 56 cities were chosen for the study. See the link at the bottom for access to the study. We previously published an article […]

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The Cities With the Largest Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities

The Cities With the Largest Percentage Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities Please note that the US Department of Justice funded data below do not measure all cities in the US; only 56 cities were chosen for the study. See the link at the bottom of the two articles for access to the study. Of […]

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Homicides Explode in the US: Orlando Has Largest Percentage Increase

Homicides Explode in the US Orlando, FL has the largest percentage increase in homicides from 2014-2015 for the 56 cities studied Author’s note: My abbreviated notes from a new study funded by the US Department of Justice are below. They document the significant rise in homicides in the United States during 2015. Crime in America.Net […]

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Successful Programs Reducing Gun Violence and Homicides

Two Programs Rated “Promising” by CrimeSolutions.gov in Reducing Firearms-Related Homicides: “Project Exile” Crime Reduction Strategy Project Exile is a crime reduction strategy in Richmond, Virginia, implemented to deter former and would-be offenders from carrying and using firearms, with an overall goal of reducing firearm-related homicides. The project is rated Promising. Firearm-related homicides decreased significantly in […]

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89 Percent Increase in Police Officers Killed

Death by Homicides: Preliminary statistics released by the FBI show that 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014. This is an increase of almost 89 percent when compared to the 27 officers killed in 2013. From 1980–2014, an average of 64 law enforcement officers have been feloniously killed […]

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How the United States Measures Homicides

The Nation’s Two Measures of Homicide The United States uses two national data collection systems to track detailed information on homicides: the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Supplementary Homicide Reports and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Fatal Injury Reports. Both measures were developed as part of a federal effort to improve national statistical systems […]

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