Cultural property crime has continued unabated throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic and, in some cases, even surged to new heights, INTERPOL’s 2020 Assessing Crimes Against Cultural Property survey finds.
As violence and shooting within Chicago-area expressways continues to increase year-over-year, the Governor, Illinois Department of Transportation, Chicago Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police will install 200 cameras in surrounding expressways to help solve crimes.
There has been a growing trend of retail location shoplifting. Combine this with new laws and pandemic-related demand, and the security officer’s role as a deterrent becomes more challenging than ever.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Dutch National Police (Politie), and the Swedish Police Authority (Polisen), in cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 16 other countries have carried out with the support of Europol one of the largest and most sophisticated law enforcement operations to date in the fight against encrypted criminal activities.
The authors of a new study by the Mineta Transportation Institute hope their findings will assist those responsible for security planning around travel on public transport. In their latest Peak Hour Study, Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R Butterworth analyzed more than 500 attacks on passenger rail and bus systems in modern developed countries between 1970 and 2020. They found that more than 60% of the attacks occurred in off-peak hours, as opposed to only 19% occurring during peak hours. However, the peak-hour attacks were 4.5 times more lethal. (The timing of the remaining attacks is unknown so they could not make a determination.)
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) grants provide up to $5 million in funds for security enhancements for nonprofits that were victims of hate crimes or hate crime threats, or serve a population susceptible to hate crimes.