NEWS & ANALYSIS

FBI: Crime is Down in 2011

The number of violent crimes is down for 2011, according to preliminary statistics from the FBI.

Bipartisan Group Produces Crash Course on Nuclear Threats,Countermeasures

The number of nuclear weapons worldwide has declined significantly, but the United States must continue to work to counter worldwide nuclear threats, says the American Security Project.

FBI Working to Release Data on Slain Officers

Web site problems keep the FBI from releasing its "Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted" report.

Employee Theft:The Largest Source of Shrink in North America

Employee theft was regarded as the greatest shrinkage problem by retailers in North and Latin America. It's also growing worldwide, according to the Centre for Retail Research’s Global Retail Theft Barometer for 2011.

Small Arms Survey Outlines Difficulties In Estimating Gun Ownership

Current estimates say civilians own 650 million guns worldwide--more than three times the number owned by armed forces worldwide and more than 25 times the amount held by law enforcement.

Blame It On El Nino: Researchers Link Conflict To Climate Change

Researchers at Columbia say they’ve found a link to climate cycles and civil conflict, while skeptics charge there's a political motivation behind the results.

Urban Area Perspective—Minneapolis

Security Management interviews Rocco Forté, assistant city coordinator for emergency preparedness and regulatory services for the City of Minneapolis.

Implantable Medical Devices: Hacks and Countermeasures

Vulnerability of implanted medical devices is the topic of a presentation at Black Hat. Elsewhere, reports indicate that researchers are already developing countermeasures.

DHS Unveils MassTransit Cameras That Mimic Black Boxes

This morning DHS S&T will unveil its first technology certified under the SECURE program: a rugged, inexpensive, and terrorist-proof camera system.

Dollar Losses in Jewelry Industry Have Declined

A new report says jewelry industry losses were significantly lower in 2010.
 




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