NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

New York City Criminal Justice System a Model for the U.K., Commission Says

New York City receives special acclaim from a British commission examining options for prison reform in the 21st century.

National Gang Threat Assessment for 2009 Released

The FBI's recently released National Gang Threat Assessment 2009 finds gang membership and activity on the rise inside the United States.

Italian Mafia is Europe's Number One Business

The global recession may have hit Europe hard, but there's still one business that's thriving in these lean economic times: Italy's organized crime syndicates.

Spam Falls Worldwide After Web Hosting Company's Servers Disconnected

The world experienced a drastic reduction in the number of spam e-mails sent worldwide Tuesday evening when the servers of a small Web-hosting company in San Jose, California, were disconnected.

New Police Unit Takes on Black Market Ammunition, Explosives, and Guns in Quebec

The unit is dedicated to suppressing street gangs involved in gun smuggling and violence.
 




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