Violent crime

Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Detectives Charlie Beck

LAPD sees increase in violent crime, assaults

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief Charlie Beck touted a continuing drop in the city’s overall crime rate during the first six months of 2014 despite an increase in […]

07/10/2014

Violent crime on the rise in LA this year

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Violent crime in Los Angeles was up 2.9 percent during the first half of the year, compared with the same period last year, with aggravated assaults up 12 percent, according to […]

07/09/2014

In this still frame made from Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, video provided by Ken Herzlich, officials and emergency responders tend to a victim at the scene where a number of people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot Thursday night in a city park in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Ken Herzlich)

2013 ends with a big drop in homicides in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Following a year when Chicago led the nation in homicides with more than 500, the city’s Police Department said Wednesday that in 2013 the city recorded the fewest killings since 1965 and […]

01/01/2014

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Govt: firearm-related homicides down 39 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says firearm-related homicides have fallen 39 percent since the mid-1990s, from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. The study also says that in 2011, about 70 percent of all […]

05/07/2013

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LA crime decreases during first 3 months of 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Crime in Los Angeles decreased during the first three months of 2013, continuing what has been a trend in the nation’s second-largest city for the past decade.

04/08/2013

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LA County homicides down, serious crime up

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Homicides in territory served by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department dropped in 2012 from the previous year despite an uptick in overall serious crime.

01/09/2013

FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year

WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI says the number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines. Meanwhile, the amount of property crime reported […]

10/29/2012

Study: Fewer kids living in violent households

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says the number of children living in violent households fell by 68 percent over an 18-year period. The department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that in 2010, about 2.8 […]

09/19/2012

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