Justice in Mexico has released the second edition of Organized Crime and Violence in Mexico Report, compiling the most recent data and analysis of crime, violence, and rule of law in Mexico.In addition to homicide, the report has expanded the scope of past editions to provide insight regarding trends in crimes such as kidnapping, extortion, and robbery.
Governor Larry Hogan announced the addition of law enforcement agencies to the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network, a criminal justice strategy that encourages local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to collaborate and share information to target, disrupt, and dismantle gangs, as well as criminal organizations involved in drug, firearm, and human trafficking operations.
All too often, business leaders, city planners, fire departments, and law enforcement focus on their mandates to the exclusion of others. Unfortunately, this approach can lead to a breakdown in communication and missed opportunities. In the worst cases, it can create a lapse in security that could make their city and its citizens vulnerable to criminal activity and terrorist attacks. But, by eliminating these silos and fostering strong communication, stakeholders can share information that allows them to quickly address evolving situations.
The frequency with which Americans worry about becoming the victim of a variety of different crimes is similar to last year, as they remain much more likely to fear being victimized by cybercrimes than traditional crimes.
Just under half (49%) of Americans believe the problem of crime in the United States is very or extremely serious -- a 10-percentage-point drop from last year's 59% and the first time the number has been below 50% since 2005.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.