Often considered a victimless crime, the presence of graffiti can do immense harm to homes and businesses. The perception of criminal activity – whether accurate or inaccurate – can ultimately deter potential customers from visiting a business, leading to less foot traffic and revenue loss.
Twenty-five percent of U.S. parents report “frequently” worrying about their child being harmed at school
March 1, 2014
Twenty-five percent of U.S. parents report “frequently” worrying about their child being harmed at school, and that concern is up from 2009-2011, according to Gallup’s annual Crime poll, conducted Oct. 3-6, 2013.
In 2012, there were 2,228 cars stolen on New Year’s Day
March 1, 2014
In 2012, there were 2,228 cars stolen on New Year’s Day, according to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Christmas Day had the lowest theft figure for a holiday, as well as the lowest reported vehicle thefts of any day in 2012.
From 1993 to 2010, the decline of violent victimization rates (down 76 percent) was greater than the decline in crime prevalence (down 63 percent). However, the percentage of violent crime victims who experienced two or more victimizations during a year (17 percent in 2010) accounted for 54 percent of all violent victimizations, according to a new study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
For the first time since 2008 or so when crime decreased yearly, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced an estimated 5.8 million violent victimizations and 17.1 million property victimizations, in both cases a significant jump, based on data from the annual National Crime Victimization Survey.
Police and retailers are pushing back against a report claiming that theft of Tide laundry detergent is on the rise nationwide and that cities are devising special task forces to crack down on the alleged phenomenon, according to a report from Fox News.
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