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MCCA Releases Its Midyear Violent Crime Report

The Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) has released its Midyear Violent Crime Report. The report contains data from various agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada comparing topics such as homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault incidents. Most notably, from 2021-2022, incidents of robbery in major U.S. cities increased from 53,212...

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Learning From the Past to Stop School Shootings

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research published a report called Stopping School Shootings: Lessons from Parkland, Oxford, Uvalde, and the Federal Commission on School Safety. Author Thomas Wheeler, former senior adviser and senior counsel to the U.S. secretary of education and the White House Federal Commission on School...

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Rethinking Police Response to Mass Demonstrations

In Rethinking the Police Response to Mass Demonstrations: 9 Recommendations, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) underscores the critical  importance of police engaging with the community to achieve the twin goals of safeguarding First Amendment rights and protecting public safety. PERF, an organization dedicated to improving policing, has produced guidance...

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Examination of U.S. Capitol Police’s Physical Security Efforts for January 6

The U.S. Capitol Police is responsible for protecting the members of Congress, as well as all staff, facilities, and visitors. However, on January 6, 2021, thousands of protestors surrounded the U.S. Capitol, where they attacked and injured several law enforcement officers and eventually breached the building. In light of those...

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2021 Deadliest Year for Law Enforcement Officers

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) reports 2021 was the deadliest year for law enforcement officers on record. According to the recently released 2021 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report, law enforcement line-of-duty deaths totaled 458 federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers in 2021. This is an...

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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...