By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans living in struggling communities say they have respect for and confidence in the police who patrol their neighborhoods,
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) 01/22 — Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017,
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/01 — Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of killings above the 600 mark for only the second time in more than a decade.
By SARA BURNETT and LARRY FENN, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) 12/21 — When she started an urban farm in one of Indianapolis’ roughest neighborhoods, retired chemist Aster Bekele wanted to teach at-risk kids how to garden,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 11/22 — Florida’s crime rate is dropping, but the number of rapes is growing.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday released a report that analyzed reported crimes in the first six months of the year.Read more »
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 11/20 — The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion,
By LISA MARIE PANE and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) 10/21 — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’
FBI National Press Office Washington, D.C. 09/25/2017 – The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased for the second straight year, rising 4.1 percent in 2016 when compared with 2015 data,
By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 09/26 — Violent crime in America rose in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities,
DALLAS (AP) 09/06 — A report released two decades ago on the Harris County reservoir system predicted with alarming accuracy the catastrophic flooding that would besiege the Houston area if changes weren’t made in the face of rapid development.
HONOLULU (AP) 09/01 — An annual state report shows crime last year in Hawaii reached its lowest point in at least 40 years.
Hawaii News Now reports that the data released on Thursday shows the state had 3,206 offenses per 100,000 residents in 2016,Read more »
JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/30 — Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades,
The Associated Press 03/20 – A 2009 hate crimes law meant to make federal prosecutions easier has resulted in relatively few convictions nationwide. An Associated Press analysis using data gathered by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University show that 47 people nationwide have been prosecuted using the law,
AMY TAXIN, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 02/10 — A report released Thursday estimates more than 2.5 million immigrants in the country illegally live in the metropolitan areas of New York,
LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) 01/11 — The so-called “Ferguson effect” — officers backing off of policing out of fear that their actions will be questioned after the fact — has been talked about but never really quantified.
LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press 12/30 – Ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other shootings around the country led to a sharp increase in the number of police killed in the line of duty this year.
By Mick Dumke and Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times CHICAGO 12/24 – …As Chicago grapples with a surge in killings and a mistrust of law enforcement stemming from police shootings,
By: Frank Main, Mick Dumke and Tim Novak, Chicago Sun Times, CHICAGO 10/12 – Chicago Police officers faced nearly 135,000 complaints over a 34-year period but less than 1 percent of those cases resulted in a firing,
AP Exclusive: PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) 10/22 — Drivers in Texas busted for drunken driving, not paying child support or low-level drug offenses are among thousands of “high-threat”