NEWS & ANALYSIS

Security Camera Catches Unusual Thief on Video

After being robbed again and again, a nursery in Richardson, Texas, put up security cameras to nab the thief. What they witnessed after viewing the surveillance footage blew their mind.

Thieves Get Surprise at South African ATMs

A commercial banking company in South Africa has invested in ATM machines that squirt pepper spray to deter robbers.

Violent Crime Down in Most Big Cities

Despite an economic recession and the summer, violent crime rates are down in most metropolitan areas, reports The Washington Post front page today.

Hearing Weighs Pros and Cons of Cell Phone Jamming Inside Prisons

Advocates for allowing state prisons to jam cell phone signals battled with critics at a Senate hearing over the best ways to respond to inmates using contraband cellphones to illegally communicate with the outside world.

Transnational Organized Crime Threatens U.S. Economy, National Security, CRS Says

As organized crime gets more and more transnational, the Congressional Research Service warns it threatens U.S. national security and the U.S. economy.

Gang Problem at Worst Level Since 1990s

National Youth Gang Survey highlights from 2007 reveal that nearly one-third of surveyed jurisdictions experienced gang problems in 2007, which is the highest level since before 2000.

Bank Crime Surges in 4th Quarter 2008, but Down for Year

The amount of bank crimes rose significantly in the last quarter of 2008 but is down overall from the past two years, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Shootings in Alabama and Germany Kill Over 20 Combined

A man in Alabama and a 17-year-old boy in Germany went on similar shooting sprees Tuesday and Wednesday morning, killing over 20 people.

Organized Crime Embraces Film Piracy; Terrorists May Follow, Report Says

Film piracy by organized crime is flourishing worldwide, with some of the proceeds possibly financing terrorism, according to a new report from the RAND Corp. financed by the Motion Picture Association.

NYPD Suffers Massive Data Breach

The New York Police Department is sending out 80,000 letters to current and retired police officers after a civilian employee allegedly stole their personal information from a secure police office located in a warehouse on Staten Island, New York.
 




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