Tagged: violent crime

A grey car drives into a crowd of protesters carrying colorful signs, sending two men airborne while onlookers rush to the scene

Hate Crimes, Mass Casualty Attacks, and BIAS in America

The University of Maryland‘s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has released a new project evaluating the characteristics of mass casualty offenders (perpetrators who plan/execute an attack with the intention to kill or injure four or more people) and non-mass casualty offenders (perpetrators of...

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Violent Crime on the Rise

The 2018 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) reports that violent crime has been trending upward since 2015, a stark reversal from the consistent decline which started in the 1990s. Overall, the survey results present a slow, but steady, rise in violent crimes beginning in 2015. However, the report shows that...

Reducing Violent Crime and ‘Carnage’ in American Cities: Evidence-Based Recommendations

In his first few days in office, President Trump reiterated campaign commitments to clean up violent crime. In a tweet directed at the city of Chicago, President Trump claimed he would “send in the Feds” if Chicago didn’t fix “the horrible ‘carnage’”. Although the President did provide some statistics to...

FBI Releases 2014 U.S. Crime Data

Each year the Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publishes the annual arrest statistics from the year prior. Today the FBI released its Uniform Crime Reports: 2014: Crime in the United States. This vast dataset is displayed in three categories: Offenses Known to Law...