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Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January-June 2012, Released

Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January-June 2012 The Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has released its crime statistics for the first half of 2012. Entitled, “Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January-June 2012”, the statistics contained in four tables and a series of spreadsheets indicate...

FBI Releases Hate Crime Statistics for 2011

Yesterday, the FBI released its annual hate crimes accounting report titled, “Hate Crime Statistics 2011.” “The data contained in this report, which is a subset of the information that law enforcement submits to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program, includes the following categories: offense type, location, bias motivation, victim type,...

Looking Back: The Portland Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Bomb Plot, November 26, 2010

Today, November 26, 2012, is the second anniversary of the foiled terrorist plot to bomb Portland’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square. On that day in 2010, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized US citizen from Mogadishu, Somalia, attempted to detonate a vehicle bomb near a packed Christmas...

FBI Report on the Events at Ft. Hood, Texas

William H. Webster recently delivered to the FBI the “Final Report of the William H. Webster Commission on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Counterterrorism Intelligence, and the Events at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 9, 2009.” The unclassified version of this report can be read here. The report examines the...

2012 Arson Prevention Week May 6-12

The U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) theme for the 2012 Arson Awareness Week is “Prevent Youth Firesetting”. “There is a wide variety of juvenile firesetting, such as intentional arson versus a child playing with a lighter. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, juveniles accounted...

Government Accountability Office Reports on Vacancies Within the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and Long-Term Sustainability

“Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the FBI established counterterrorism as its top investigative priority. Since 2001, the FBI has hired thousands of additional staff, increasing its total onboard workforce by 38 percent. In particular, the FBI has increased both the size and the role of its headquarters CTD...

Agroterrorism: Targeting America’s “Soft Underbelly”

This month’s FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin features an article by Cpt. Dean Olson of the Douglas County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Office entitled, “Agroterrorism: Threats to America’s Economy and Food Supply” . Drawing on the works of noted terrorism experts such as Peter Chalk, Jim Monke and Bruce Hoffman, Cpt. Olson reminds...

National Gang Intelligence Center’s Threat Assessment for 2011

In a October 21, 2011 press release The FBI announced the publication of the National Gang Intelligence Center’s (NGIC) 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment (to view the report in pdf format click here). According to information submitted by national and state level agencies, the United States is now home to...