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The Underreported Story of the Past 20 Years

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 09.04.2014 | Crime
Mark Yzaguirre

I'm not suggesting that crime isn't a problem in the United States. It is a problem, particularly with regard to violent crimes involving firearms, but it is a problem that has diminished over recent decades.

With Crime Rates Falling, There's No Need to Sacrifice Freedom for Safety

Mark Warr | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Mark Warr

The problem is that the world is actually a good deal safer than most Americans realize or appreciate, and the freedoms they sacrifice are often surrendered unnecessarily.

The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities Aren't Anywhere Near Mexico

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2014 | Latino Voices

The Texas Republican primary for lieutenant governor has evolved into a competition to see who can portray himself as the biggest immigration hardline...

A Lesson Learned in Grand Cayman

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Travel
Mahlon Meyer

Try Grand Cayman. If you don't like to dive, you may learn something. We did. Our first lesson consisted in island time. Everything is "five minutes."...

Gun Makers See No Problem Selling for Self-Defense and Allowing Sales to Criminals

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Dana Radcliffe

Gun violence constitutes one of the gravest assaults on law and order. Since every individual and institution has a stake in efforts to alleviate this problem, then surely all of us -- including (especially) the companies that manufacture the guns -- have a solemn civic duty to support those efforts.

Wake Up, People! New York Crime Still Exists

Martin Kleinman | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Martin Kleinman

As part of my quest to keep you safe, I've assembled this checklist of my favorite anti-crime tips. Commit them to memory. Then, focus! I don't care if it's 2013, not 1977. You're in New York City, not Candyland.

Making Our Dollars Speak for Us -- Divesting in Assault Weapons Industry, a Powerful Step Forward

Jan Perry | Posted 04.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Jan Perry

Too often, I have had the sorrowful experience of attending funerals of men, women, and children who have been gunned down on the streets of Los Angeles. Even though violent crime has been on the decline, no amount is acceptable. I took a stand against this violence.

'Tough on Crime' No Longer the American Mantra?

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime
Inimai Chettiar

Politicians have held strong to the conventional wisdom that being "tough on crime" will win elections and appease the public's appetite for safety. But the pendulum of public opinion is starting to swing in the other direction.

Serious Crimes Up Across The City

Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. revealed Monday that major crimes in the city have increased in the first quarter of 2012. At a community me...

Study Of Blue Light Police Cameras Finds Crime Deterrence Depends On Police Response

Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

A new study on the effectiveness of blue light police cameras found that crime rates do decrease as camera presence increases, but that poor video qua...

Releasing 30,000 Prison Inmates in California: More Crime?

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Paul Heroux

Conventional wisdom says that if we lock up criminals they won't be committing crime and therefore society will be safer. This is a very simplistic analysis.

Chicago's Declining Homicides

Tio Hardiman | Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

The city of Chicago has had its share of violence over the last 40 years, but there is a reason for the city of Chicago's residents to be happy in 201...

Mob Violence the Result of Bad Economy

David Vognar | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago
David Vognar

As a college-educated worker who felt the sting of unemployment last year, I know somewhat the shame, obvious financial difficulties and suprising sen...

Most Crime Rate Down In 2010 For Florida

WJXT Jacksonville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's crime statistics for the first six months of 2010 show an overall decrease in crime in Jacksonville, most ...

Arizona Immigration Law Founded on Fear and Falsehood

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

I don't like the law because it encourages racial profiling; I don't like the law because I doubt it's constitutional; but most of all I don't like the law because it was passed in response to fears about immigration with little grounding in reality.

Crime Rate Down For Third Year In A Row, Despite Recession

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Crime in the United States dropped dramatically in 2009, bucking a historical trend that links rising crime rates to economic woes. Prop...

Are Reports of the Illegal-Immigration Crime Wave Even True?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Embracing my god-given Second Amendment rights, I plan to buy an armful of automatic weapons and stuff the closets in my house with every manner of sh...

Chicago Police Say Crime, Including Murders, Down This Year

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Crime in Chicago dropped 10.3 percent during the first two months of the year, compared with the same period last year, police said. There were eight...

NYPD: Record-Setting Drop In Crime, 457 Murders Projected

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg say 2009 is another record-setting year in crime reduction. New f...

US Crime Rate Falling, Despite Recession

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON – High unemployment. More folks on food stamps. Fewer owning their homes. Yet for all the signs of recession, something is missing: M...

When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

Could the United States have half as much crime and half as many prisoners a decade from now? Yes. But not the way either liberals or conservatives normally think about the problem.

NYC On Pace For Record-Low Number Of Murders

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — More New Yorkers are out of work, and the cash-strapped city isn't graduating a new class of police cadets this year. And yet crime i...

Crime and Punishment: Perception vs. Reality

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Stressing education, drug treatment and job placement isn't about "coddling" criminals; it's about expanding the tax base and reducing the poverty that causes the majority of crime in the first place.

Welcome to my neighborhood: Indianapolis cop gets shot

Bil Browning | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bil Browning

I've been blogging repeatedly about the overwhelming crime problem plaguing my neighborhood. When our car was stolen or when the windows were smashed...