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50 Reasons We're Living Through the Greatest Period in World History

The Motley Fool | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
The Motley Fool

5. The average American now retires at age 62. One hundred years ago, the average American died at age 51. Enjoy your golden years -- your ancestors didn't get any of them.

Crime Statistics in Third World America (Update)

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Janet Tavakoli

Since our city leaders love to tout statistics to tell us crime is down, then let's see if their statistics stand up to a basic test from additional statistics.

How to Lie With Statistics

Amanda Reiman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Crime
Amanda Reiman

Although the outcome of a recent study was framed as, "Marijuana is the drug most often linked to crime in the United States," a closer look reveals the roots of old school reefer madness.

Americans Don't Know About A Major Shift In Gun Crimes

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

The U.S. gun homicide rate has dropped sharply in the past 20 years, but few Americans are aware of the decline, according to a Pew poll released this...

Michael McLaughlin

An Average Day Of Violence: How Many People Get Shot While You Read This Article?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Crime

Tuesday -- the day before President Barack Obama unveiled his new proposals to reduce gun violence, including background checks on all gun sales and a...

Ray Kelly Reminds Officers How To Do Their Jobs Properly

Posted 01.23.2012 | New York

In a newly released memo, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is reminding NYPD officers of proper procedures to make it easy for victims to report crimes e...

Rapes Surge, Murders Drop In 2011

Posted 06.04.2011 | New York

The NYPD touted a dramatically lower homicide rate and reduction in the overall crime rate, while warning that a spike in rapes this year could only b...

Does the NYPD Manipulate Crime Statistics?

The Uptowner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On the evening of February 17, Deborah Nathan was dragged into the woods of Inwood Hill Park by an unknown assailant who, she said, sexually assaulted...

Crime is Down. For a Reason.

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The 2010 Crime Stats are in, and for the 8th straight year, crime in Los Angeles is down.

Kelly Annouces New Panel To Review Iffy Crime Stats

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New Year reliably brings a slew of statistics about New York City's poverty levels, employment and crime rates. But critics are charging that rec...

The Daily News and the NYPD: Blinded by Love

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

What's with the editorial page of the Daily News when it comes to the police department? A real newspaper challenges authority and encourages its reporters to take the story wherever it leads.

Summer Night Lights Celebrates Its Most Successful Season Yet

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The results are in, and the numbers don't lie: Our 2010 Summer Night Lights was a resounding success, empowering our communities and dramatically redu...

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...

Commissioner Ray Kelly More Popular Than Bloomberg With 70% Approval Rating

nydailynews.com | By Michael Pantelidis and Jonathan Lemire | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city's top cop is getting top marks. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has a 70% approval rating - matching his all-time high - even as questions ...

Doubts On Crime Statistics Call Bloomberg Policies Into Question

nytimes.com | DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Relying on the anonymous responses of hundreds of retired high-ranking police officials, a survey by two criminologists found that tremendous pressure...

Good News for a Change!

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Dimond

Am I a Pollyanna to think that maybe the hard economic times we've all gone through the last couple of years resulted a communal feeling fighting the same common enemy, and we're less likely now to victimize our fellow survivors?

Let's Talk About Crime -- Not Run From It

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

If we don't try to understand and deal with the dark side of life it will come back to haunt us.

Even Crooks Are Depressed

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Garver

Crooks have determined that committing crimes right now is just not worth the trouble.

Every Monday Matters: "They Missed... By One House"

Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza

A safe neighborhood is created when the people who live in it look out for one another and their property. Let's make it more difficult for burglars to do their job.