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Crime in America is Increasing

Is America entering a new era of increasing violence? Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from a larger article from Crime In America.Net titled, “Violent and Property Crime in the US–Crime in America,” see source below. Article: The bottom line is that violent and property crime are still at record lows for the country […]

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Don’t be A Cop?

Don’t be A Cop? Anyone who follows criminal justice news on a daily basis knows that there are dozens of newspaper articles focusing on the problem of recruiting police officers. The one cited below is simply the most recent. As one commentator stated after the indictment of six police officers in Baltimore after riots pertaining […]

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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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Orlando Has the Largest Percentage Increase in Homicides-Other Cities Rank High for Violence

From a forthcoming  article from Crime in America.Net based on a new US Department of Justice study on homicides. Orlando, FL has the largest percentage increase in homicides from 2014-2015 for the 56 cities studied. The cities that contributed the largest number of homicides to the total increase in 2015 are below. Together, the increases […]

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Violent Crime Will Rise in 2016

The Brennan Center for Justice recently offered data regarding violence in America’s thirty largest cities. The bottom-line is that violent crime increased in 13, decreased in 8, another 8 did not provide data and 1 had no increase or decrease. Some cities had enormous increases such as Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Charlotte, and three cities […]

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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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Aggravated Assaults and Rape Increased in 2014-Violence Rate Declines 1 Percent

Will violent crime increase in 2015? Some suggest that it will. See http://www.crimeinamerica.net/crime-rates-united-states/ for a discussion.  The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 0.2 percent in 2014 when compared with 2013 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased by 4.3 percent, marking the 12th straight year the collective estimates for these […]

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5.4 million violent victimizations in 2014-violent crime rate decreases

The violent crime rate did not change significantly in 2014 compared to 2013, per the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Violent crimes include rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault. Violent crime rates decreased from 2013 (23.2 victimizations per 1,000) to 2014 (20.1 per 1,000). The BJS report did not include homicides […]

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The Poor Have Double the Rate of Violent Crime

Persons in poor households at or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (39.8 per 1,000) had more than double the rate of violent victimization as persons in high-income households (16.9 per 1,000) for the period 2008–2012 per the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Serious violence (rape or sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault) accounted for […]

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Close to Nine Million Crimes Reported to Police in 2013-Crime Down

The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 4.4 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased 4.1 percent, marking the 11th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2013 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 367.9 offenses […]

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The Devastating Impact of Violent Crime on Victims

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of serious violent crime victims experienced socio-emotional problems as a result of the victimization per the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Serious violent crime includes rape or sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault. In the BJS National Crime Victimization Survey, socio-emotional problems are defined as the victim’s experience […]

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Top 10 Factors Contributing to Violent Crime-Updated

Top 10 Factors Contributing to Violent Crime-Updated Crime in America.Net See a comprehensive overview of crime in the United states at http://www.crimeinamerica.net/crime-rates-united-states/ See a comprehensive overview of the most dangerous cities at http://www.crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/ Article This is one of the most popular articles on crime in America.Net. It was originally written in 2011 with a question from a […]

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Nearly 1 in 5 violent offenders in prison or jail or on probation were identified as mentally ill.

Crime in America.Net Our prayers go to Representative Giffords and all those killed or wounded in the tragic event in Tucson. We have reader questions regarding the tragic shooting in Tucson, AZ.  Three days after a gunman allegedly killed six people and left a congresswoman critically injured, there are multiple reports of erratic behavior and mental health […]

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Violent Offenders Account for 60 Percent of Prison Growth Since 2000

Crime in America.Net For years, political and correctional systems throughout the country have been criticized for putting too many drug offenders in prison. The thought was that drug offenders had medical problems best addressed through treatment, not prison. Proponents argued that prison beds should be reserved for violent offenders. The counter argument was that many […]

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