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FBI Updates 2020 Hate Crime Data

This week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released updated 2020 Hate Crime Statistics as part of its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. “[M]odifications were made to Ohio’s hate crime data in the FBI’s database following the release. In turn, these updates affected the national hate crime totals. The updated 2020 data, submitted by 15,138...

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FBI 2020 Data on Law Enforcement Officers Killed & Assaulted

The Federal Bureau of Investigations’ (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) recently released 2020 statistics for the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) portion of their Law Enforcement Data Explorer. Data for 2020 shows a total of 60,105 law enforcement officers assaulted while performing their duties; an increase of 4,071 from the 56,034...

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2020 Hate Crime Statistics Released

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has released Hate Crime Statistics, 2020 as part of its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The hate crimes included in the dataset are defined as “a committed criminal offense which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias(es) against a race, religion, disability,...

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“This is Our House!”: A Preliminary Assessment of the Capitol Hill Participants

In a report released by The Program on Extremism at George Washington University, a team of researchers aimed to analyze the more than 250 individuals who were charged in actively participating in the January 6th storming of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.  They gathered information from court records and...

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Policing in America: A Framework for Reform

Over the last few years, policing in America has become a constant topic of consideration among local communities, with the conversation reaching the ears of state and federal officials. Though there is no clear path on how to address police reform, the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City suggests...

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Implementing Drone Programs for Law Enforcement

The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services along with the Police Executive Research Forum have released a new report titled, Roadmap to Implementing an Effective Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program. UAS technology, or drone technology, has been increasingly used by law enforcement entities over the last decade....

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FBI Releases 2019 Statistics on Hate Crimes

The FBI has released 2019 Hate Crime Statistics, which provides statistics and data on the following: “Incidents and Offenses”; “Victims”; “Offenders”; “Location Type”; and “Hate Crime by Jurisdiction.” This analysis included responses from 15,588 law enforcement agencies with only 2,172 reporting hate crime offenses. A total of 7,314 “hate crime incidents” where...

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UCR Reports U.S. Crime Down in 2019

Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) has compiled and published crime data in the United States in 2019. As the national repository for crime data collected by law enforcement, the UCR 2019 Crime in the United States (CIUS) is a comprehensive and comparative resource for crime data....

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Social Media Platforms’ Management of Criminal Evidence

The Human Rights Watch has recently released ‘Video Unavailable’: Social Media Platforms Remove Evidence of War Crimes, a report detailing how social media outlets go about removing violent or unacceptable content from their platforms and the impact it has on criminal investigations. Photographs and videos deemed to be in violation...

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Police Officer Safety Training: A National Survey

The National Police Foundation released a new report, National Survey on Officer Safety Training: Findings and Implications, drawing from the Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative created by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The primary goal of the Initiative is to “increase...