Tagged: FBI

FBI Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013

From 2000 to 2013, 160 ‘active shooter’ incidents have occurred in 40 of 50 states and the District of Columbia. The casualties of these shootings, both victims killed and wounded, have totaled 1,043. Nearly 40% of these active shooter incidents can be defined as a “mass killing” (“three or more”...

FBI’s Operation Cross Country Wrap-up: “These Are America’s Children”

Since 2003, the Innocence Lost National Initiative, or “Operation Cross Country” has resulted in the identification and recovery of over 3600 children from sexual exploitation and trafficking. This is the eighth year of the initiative. In a press release on Monday June 23rd, the Director of the Federal Bureau of...

CIA’s First Public National Security Conference

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, the CIA hosted their first public National Security Conference titled, “The Ethos and the Profession of Intelligence” at Georgetown University.  The conference, co-sponsored with Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, served as a platform to discuss a variety of topics important to national security. The current...

Praise, Problems, and Proposals: Audit Results of the FBI-Managed Terrorist Watchlist 

The Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Management of Terrorist Watchlist Nominations audit report of March 2014 reviews the impact of the December 25, 2009, failed terrorist attack (commonly known as the Underwear Bomber) and effectiveness of FBI initiatives implemented between 2009 and 2012 and intended to “ensure accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of the...

2012 Hate Crime Statistics–New Report

On April 23, 1990, Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act, which required the Attorney General to collect data “about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.”  The FBI has published a Uniform Crime report on hate crimes every year since 1990.  The...

Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority

Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority, a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), details the “extraordinary expansion of FBI power over the last 12 years” and the way the agency “has subverted internal and external oversight by squelching whistleblowers, imposing and enforcing unnecessary secrecy,...

Crime in the United States, 2012

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released its Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for January – December, 2012. The statistics “indicate that, as a whole, law enforcement agencies throughout the nation reported an increase of 1.2 percent in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for 2012...

FBI Proposal May Undermine Cybersecurity, Experts Say

The Center for Democracy and Technology posted a report from 20 of the leading experts in computer and network security criticizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) proposal to require makers of secure communication tools to redesign their systems to make them wiretap compatible. Currently, the Communications Assistance for Law...

FBI Highlights the Hostage Rescue Team’s 30 Years of Service

The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team is federal law enforcement’s only full-time counterterrorism unit. FBI.gov is highlighting the team with a special 6 part series that celebrates its 30 years of service to the nation. Part 1: Three Decades of Service: “Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the FBI’s Hostage...

New Report on Hate Crime Victimization from 2003-2011

Hate Crime Victimization, 2003-2011 Yesterday, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released a new reported titled, “Hate Crime Victimization, 2003-2011.” The report “Presents annual counts and rates of hate crime victimization that occurred from 2003 through 2011, using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The report examines changes over...