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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Crime News:Parole and Probation-One Out of Forty-five Adults Are Under Supervision

Crime News from Crime in America.Net Gentlereaders: As you walk through a crowd in just about any major metropolitan area, you have a one on forty-five chance of being in the company of a criminal offender on community supervision. When you consider the “churn” of offenders going into and leaving the criminal justice system, we […]

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Hate Crime Statistics–FBI–2008

  Statistics released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed that 7,783 criminal incidents involving 9,168 offenses were reported in 2008 as a result of bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. Published by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Hate Crime Statistics, 2008, includes data about hate crime […]

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Arrests: Are Half of American Men Arrested?

Data on Arrest Records Aren’t Always by the Book Old Reports Suggesting One-Third to One-Half of All Men Are Apprehended Had Flaws, but New Studies Confirm a High Rate By CARL BIALIK–Printed in The Wall Street Journal  More than 40 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s crime commission reported that half of American men would […]

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If Crime is at Record Lows, then Why is Perception of Crime at Record Highs?

Criminological Question of the Week  We posted research on Crime in America.Net regarding new Gallup Polls and what’s on the minds of Americas regarding their perceptions of crime and their ranking of crime concerns. Question—if crime is at record lows for the country (see below): ·    http://crimeinamerica.net/2009/09/15/american-crime-rates-lower-in-2008-based-on-crimes-reported-to-police-fbi/ ·    http://crimeinamerica.net/2009/09/08/violent-crime-rate-remained-unchangedwhile-theft-rate-declined-in-2008/. …then why are Americans perceiving increased crime, […]

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Prison Population Growth Slowing: Crime Statistics

Crime in America.Net GROWTH IN PRISON AND JAIL POPULATIONS SLOWING: 16 States Report Declines in the Number of Prisoners WASHINGTON – As of June 30, 2008, state and federal correctional authorities had jurisdiction or legal authority over 1,610,584 prisoners. Additionally, 785,556 inmates were held in custody in local jails, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) […]

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Elder Abuse

Crime in America.Net meta terms: crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources NIJ funded the National Elder Mistreatment Study, which provides the following statistics on the prevalence of elder mistreatment victimization: Eleven percent of elders reported experiencing at least one form of mistreatment — emotional, physical, sexual or potential neglect — in the […]

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Latest Data on Domestic Violence

Crime in America.Net meta terms: crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources Washington — The intimate partner violence rate has declined since 1993, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.  In 1993 nonfatal intimate partner violence was 5.8 victimizations per 1,000 U.S. residents 12 years old and older. By 2004 […]

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Indicators of School Crime and Safety

Crime in America.Net meta terms: crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources 2009 Reoort. Presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population. A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines […]

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