By MARCELO DE SOUSA, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) 02/14 — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro celebrated Friday after a crime index showed homicides fell to their lowest level in more than a decade during the first year of his term.
By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 12/28 — New York City’s annual homicide total has surpassed 300 for the first time since 2016,
BALTIMORE (AP) 12/27 — Baltimore broke its annual per capita homicide record after reaching 342 killings Friday.
With just over 600,000 residents, the city hit a historically high homicide rate of about 57 per 100,000 people after recent relentless gunfire saw eight people shot — three fatally — in one day and nine others — one fatally — another day.
By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 11/07 — Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others but was never reported,
MEXICO CITY (AP) 07/22 — Mexico set a new record for homicides in the first half of the year as the number of murders grew by 5.3% compared to the same period of 2018,
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 01/31 — Increased efforts by California to change the behavior of prison inmates have not reduced the rate at which ex-convicts commit new crimes,
By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/01 — Preliminary numbers indicate that homicides in Chicago fell by about 100 last year compared to 2017,
By JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) Updated 01/01 — New York City could register the fewest number of homicides in several decades in 2018,
NEW ORLEANS (AP) 01/01 — New Orleans logged the lowest number of killings in 47 years during 2018, but an analyst notes that the murder rate remains among the nation’s highest.The 145 homicides in the city in 2018 marked the lowest total since 116 in 1971.Read more »
EAST VINCENT TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) 12/28 — Authorities say an armed man who held off SWAT members for 10 hours surrendered after one of them sang him a Christmas carol.Read more »
By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 12/28 — More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017,
WASHINGTON (AP) 12/27 — More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017.That’s according to data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.Read more »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 12/04 — California is seeing a historic drop in arrests that still leaves blacks far more likely to wind up in handcuffs,
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 11/21 — The sheriff leading the state commission investigating Florida’s high school massacre says he now believes trained,
BALTIMORE (AP) 09/25 — FBI crime statistics place Baltimore’s homicide rate above that of any other U.S. city with a population over 500,000.
Citing crime data released Monday,
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.