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  chicagocrime.org: Chicago crime database
Currently listing crimes from November 2, 2005 to October 28, 2007.
Now that we're storing crime data (i.e., not deleting it any more after 90 days), we'll be making some changes to the site to make it easier to view older crime reports.
The new blotter page lists all crimes that have synopses, and each crime that has a synopsis will display it on its crime page (example).
www.chicagocrime.org   (336 words)

  
  Federal Bureau of Investigation - Uniform Crime Reports
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation.
Crime in the United States (CIUS) is an annual publication in which the FBI compiles volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies.
Each year's edition of Hate Crime Statistics presents data regarding incidents, offenses, victims, and offenders in reported crimes that were motivated in whole or in part by a bias against the victim's perceived race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
www.fbi.gov /ucr/ucr.htm   (734 words)

  
 Crime Library: crime stories on serial killers, the mafia, terrorists, spies, assassins and gangsters
Crime Library: crime stories on serial killers, the mafia, terrorists, spies, assassins and gangsters
Since Sam's untimely death, the Cook family has commonly held the belief that the whole scenario was a set-up.
The Crime Library does not intend in any way to glorify crime or criminals.
www.crimelibrary.com   (188 words)

  
 Crimestoppers - Home Page .
Crimestoppers is an independent UK-wide charity working to stop crime.
Shadow CS is a fun, interactive website aimed at young people aged 11 – 16 all about crime.
It allows young people to get involved in discussions about crime and the everyday things that affect them.
www.crimestoppers-uk.org   (138 words)

  
 SSBR: Crime
Serious violent crime levels declined since 1993 as measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Violent crime rates declined after 1994 for both males and females as measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Property crimes continued to decline as measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey.
www.whitehouse.gov /fsbr/crime.html   (169 words)

  
 U. S. Crime Statistics Total and by State 1960 - 2005
In 1996 your risk of being a victim of a crime in the United States was 5.079%, and of a violent crime 0.634%.
In 1960 these rates were 1.89% of being a victim of a crime and 0.161% of becoming victim of a violent crime.
The victim of a crime, or their relatives, may need to seek professional or group support in helping to coping with the problems that occur as the result of the experience.
www.disastercenter.com /crime   (730 words)

  
  Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Characteristics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Of victims of violent crime, 22% were involved in some form of leisure activity away from home at the time of their victimization, 22% said they were at home, and another 20% mentioned they were at work or traveling to or from work when the crime occurred.
Between 1992 and 2002, crime in the Nation's schools for students age 12-18 fell, a pattern consistent with the decline in the national crime rate.
Discusses the nature and prevalence of violent crime by armed offenders, and the consequences to the victims, age 12 or older, from 1993 through 2001.
ovc.gov /bjs/cvict_c.htm   (2858 words)

  
  Crime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A crime in a nontechnical sense is an act that violates a political or moral rule.
The label of "crime" and the accompanying social stigma are usually reserved for those activities causing more serious loss and damage to the citizens of the state.
All such adjustments to crime statistics, allied with the experience of people in their everyday lives, shape attitudes on the extent to which law should be used to enforce any particular social norm.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crime   (3310 words)

  
 Crime fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crime fiction is the genre of fiction that deals with crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.
The evolution of the print mass media in the United Kingdom and the United States in the latter half of the 19th century was crucial in popularising crime fiction and related genres.
Some of the crime novels generally regarded as the finest, including those which are regularly chosen by experts as belonging to the best 100 crime novels ever written (see bibliography), have been out of print ever since their first publication, which often dates back to the 1920s or 30s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crime_fiction   (2536 words)

  
 Crime and Its Popular Manifestations in The Nineteenth-Century
Crime during the nineteenth century in England, was being redefined as industrialization and urbanization increased.
If one was brought in for a crime and was poor, the chance that of being pronounced guilty were virtually guaranteed.
Crime prevention in the 1830's through the 1850's is another issue.
www.gober.net /victorian/reports/crime.html   (1902 words)

  
 Crime, by David D. Friedman: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
The decision to commit a crime, like any other economic decision, can be analyzed as a choice among alternative combinations of costs and benefits.
It may well be that "organized crime" is not so much a corporation as a sort of Chamber of Commerce for the criminal market—a network of individuals and small firms that routinely do business with each other and occasionally cooperate in their mutual interest.
One interesting issue in the economic analysis of crime is the question of what legal rules are economically efficient.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/Crime.html   (2089 words)

  
 Platform -- Crime
Most violent crime is “an impulsive response to an immediate stressful situation,” often committed under the influence of drugs or alcohol -- not a rational, considered action [7].
Most violent crime is committed by hard-core repeat offenders: the majority of all prisoners commit new crimes and are arrested within three years of release.
Although violent crime had been steadily increasing during the first five months of the year, soon after the start of the study, violent crime (measured by FBI Uniform Crime Statistics) began decreasing and continued to drop until the end of the experiment (maximum decrease 20%, p(.0001), after which it began to rise again.
www.natural-law.org /platform/crime.html   (2082 words)

  
 Crime and Gangster Films
Crime stories in this genre often highlight the life of a crime figure or a crime's victim(s).
Crime plots also include questions such as how the criminal will be apprehended by police, private eyes, special agents or lawful authorities, or mysteries such as who stole the valued object.
Often from poor immigrant families, gangster characters often fall prey to crime in the pursuit of wealth, status, and material possessions (clothes and cars), because all other "normal" avenues to the top are unavailable to them.
www.filmsite.org /crimefilms.html   (2177 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Politics | Violent offences top million mark
"With violent crime continuing to spiral out of control, it beggars belief that the government's only response is to unleash 24-hour drinking on our town and city centres," he added in a reference to proposed drink law changes.
The BCS estimates there were 10.8 million crimes in the year, although crimes against businesses and the under-16s are excluded.
Another estimate of crime in England and Wales published three weeks ago by the Home Office suggested there were 14.7 million crimes committed against children and adults in England and Wales in 2003-04.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/4700575.stm   (752 words)

  
 Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
The UNODC Crime Programme assists countries in the elaboration ratification and implementation of international criminal law Conventions and protocols, such as the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the recently adopted United Nations Convention against Corruption.
The Crime Programme also defines and promotes internationally recognized principles in such areas as independence of the judiciary, protection of victims, alternatives to imprisonment, treatment of prisoners, police use of force, mutual legal assistance and extradition.
The UNODC Crime Programme promotes research and studies new and emerging forms of crime in cooperation with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and maintains the Internet-based United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network (UNCJIN), a substantial database of www links to criminal justice related sites.
www.unodc.org /unodc/en/crime_cicp.html   (549 words)

  
 SPD | Crime Data
The Data in the following pages represents Part I crimes (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, auto theft, and arson) and Part II crimes (all other offenses: criminal mischief, trespassing, etc) that are reported to the Seattle Police Department.
When looking at crime statistics it is important to consider geography (business vs. residential), and major institutions that exist within the boundaries (i.e.
Data will sometimes reflect where the crime was reported versus where the crime occurred.
www.cityofseattle.net /police/crime   (208 words)

  
 Immigrant Crime: Who Wants To Know? - David Walsh
To the law enforcement community, particularly at the local level, global crime is frequently linked to illegal aliens” (now officially recorded as entering the US at a rate of some 25,000 each month, and probably far higher in actuality).
A further problem in controlling immigrant crime is the “out-of-sight, out-of-mind” phenomenon: To most Americans, the foreign population barely registers, let alone the criminals among them.
Perhaps mass fingerprinting is next.” (Not fingerprinting for immigrants only, but for the American public as a whole.) As for the states and their police forces, we may expect to see them “federalized” in years to come.
www.vdare.com /misc/walsh_interview.htm   (1134 words)

  
 UNODC - Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice - Organized Crime
Transnational organized crime is considered as one of the major threats to human security, impeding the social, economic, political and cultural development of societies worldwide.
Moreover, the Unit develops and runs specific technical assistance projects to support specialized organized crime units in a number of countries where the problems of organized crime are particularly severe or have the potential to become more serious.
In cases involving organized crime, the importance of safeguarding witnesses in order that they have the confidence and ability to give evidence is often crucial to becoming a successful prosecution.
www.unodc.org /unodc/en/organized_crime.html   (1248 words)

  
 Bias Murder -- The Death Of Michael Sandy In Context (Gotham Gazette. October, 2006)
Crime (shorthand for Crime, Police and the Courts) refers to relationships among criminal activity, the police, the courts and community life.
Hynes, who was a special prosecutor in the Howard Beach case, was a prime mover of the hate crimes bill and is now using the law to prosecute the alleged perpetrators in the Sandy case.
The 1989 racially motivated murder of Yusef Hawkins, a young African American, by a gang of whites in Bensonhurst was widely seen as one of the key reasons the city turned to Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins, a fl man, to be mayor that year.
www.gothamgazette.com /article/crime/20061024/4/2007   (1446 words)

  
 Office for Victims of Crime Home
Crime Victims' Rights Enforcement Project—Ten grants of up to $200,000 to support clinics that provide legal counsel and support services for victims in criminal cases for the enforcement of crime victims' rights in federal, state, and tribal jurisdictions; or organizations that provide training and technical assistance to such clinics.
FY2007 National Crime Victim Assistance Programs—Two grants of up to $600,000 to support programs with a national capacity to deliver assistance to victims of crime nationwide and to strengthen the ability of local law enforcement agencies and service providers to serve victims.
Victims with Disabilities: The Forensic Interview—Techniques for Interviewing Victims with Communication and/or Cognitive Disabilities is a newly released DVD that provides guidelines for practitioners to follow when interviewing adults and children with communication and/or cognitive disabilities.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /ovc   (687 words)

  
 Crime Statistics
These reports are generated from crime data provided by the Albuquerque Police Department.
UCR uses a specific method of counting crimes, wherein, only the "highest" crime is counted when numerous crimes are reported on the same police report.
Part II crimes are everything other than Part I. As of March 2002, the crime data provided on this website is different than it has been in the past.
www.cabq.gov /onlinesvcs/crimestats   (450 words)

  
 Drug War Facts: Crime
Also in 2005, there were a reported 603,503 arrests for all violent crimes and 1,609,327 arrests for all property crimes, out of a total 14,094,186 arrests for all offenses.
Source: Crime in America: FBI Uniform Crime Reports 2005 (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice, 2006), Table 29, from the web at http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/05cius/data/table_29.html and Arrest Table: Arrests for Drug Abuse Violations, from the web http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/05cius/arrests/index.html last accessed Sept. 20, 2006.
The FBI's Uniform Crime Report for 2005 reported that: "Nationwide in 2005, 45.5 percent of violent crimes and 16.3 percent of property crimes were cleared by arrest or exceptional means.
www.drugwarfacts.org /crime.htm   (2464 words)

  
 Public Agenda Issue Guide: Crime
Violent crime skyrocketed in the U.S. starting in the late 1960s, a trend that continued into the early 1990s.
It's no wonder that crime has consistently been one of the public's major concerns over the past three decades.
The FBI's 2000 survey of crimes reported to the police showed the murder rate at its lowest level since 1967.
www.publicagenda.org /issues/frontdoor.cfm?issue_type=crime   (196 words)

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