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Homicides Decrease, Kidnappings Rise in Mexico in 2013

The number of homicides decreased, while kidnappings increased, in Mexico in 2013.


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Chicago Now Murder Capital of U.S.

According to new crime statistics by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chicago had more homicides in 2012 than any other city in the country.


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Study Finds Link Between Rates of Gun Ownership and Homicides

A new study from the American Journal of Public Heath shows that U.S. states with higher estimated rates of gun ownership experience a higher number of firearms-related homicides.


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Chicago City Council Ends Gun Registry

Gun owners in Chicago will no longer have to register their firearms with the local authorities, ending a policy that has helped the police track guns for decades.


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Violent Victimization Rates Drop from 1993 to 2010

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.


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Gun Suicides Up, Murders Down in US Cities

The rate of suicide using guns has gone up in most of the 50 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas, but the murder rate has fallen, according to new statistics.


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Violent Crime in U.S. Rises for First Time Since 2006

Violent crime rose in the United States in 2012 for the first time in six years, led by an increase in major crimes in large cities.


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Most Dangerous US Neighborhoods Found in Smaller Cities, Suburbs

Four of the top 10 most dangerous neighborhoods are located in Detroit, where there is a high number of vacant residences and empty lots.


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Georgia Town Passes Law Requiring Residents to Own Guns

A Georgia town passed a law requiring the head of each household to own a gun as a way to keep crime down.

 

 
 
 

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FBI Arrests Dozens of Alleged Mobsters in NY, NJ

An ongoing investigation into the private garbage-hauling industry lead to the arrests of dozens of alleged mob family affiliates. 


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ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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