opinion Fred Johnson Opinion contributor Published 3:29 p.m. UTC Jul 3, 2018 A year ago I wrote an opinion piece titled “Set the priorities for securing ‘LouRaq.” In it I told the story of a veteran of the Iraq War who was leaving Louisville because it was unsafe. He compared our city to a combat zone. After watching another year pass without a measurable reduction in violence and murder, I think it is an accurate comparison. In 2017, 33 U.S. service members were killed in combat. There were 107 men, women and children murdered in Louisville last year and there were 117 in 2016. Last year, our beloved Louisville, was ranked the 11th deadliest city in America and the ninth fastest rising violent city in the country. More: Progress on murder rate? Mayoral candidate Angela Leet says Fischer can't claim it And it isn’t getting any better. Just in January of 2018 there were 10 murders, seven of those were to … [Read more...] about Is Louisville’s violent crime rate comparable to a combat zone?
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 'Everything has gotten worse.' Violent crime is surging in rural Iowa, fueled by the state's meth and mental health crises Violent crime is slowly becoming more common in small towns and cities across Iowa, outpacing a rise in the state's urban centers. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Lee Rood, [email protected] Published 6:00 a.m. CT May 6, 2018 CLOSE Guthrie County Sheriff's deputy Kent Gries describes a drug fueled attach Zachary Boyden-Holmes, DesMoines CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL … [Read more...] about ‘Everything has gotten worse.’ Violent crime is surging in rural Iowa, fueled by the state’s meth and mental health crises
The federal government has prosecutorial jurisdiction over major crimes committed on the state’s Indian reservations, which means the U.S. attorney’s office — working alongside local and tribal law enforcement and the FBI — is in some ways the last line of defense in Indian Country. The work is done from the office’s Indian Country Crime Section, headquartered in Albuquerque. “We’re out there all the time getting to know those communities, and I do think that that’s a very important part of our relationship,” U.S. Attorney for New Mexico John C. Anderson said while visiting the Roswell Daily Record office on April 27. “Yes, it’s prosecuting cases, but it’s also about just being out there and getting to know our partners and our residents in those communities. So, I’m proud of the work that section’s doing. I’m very proud of the work.” It’s an aspect of the office’s mission that … [Read more...] about US attorney discusses partnerships, violent crime
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Study finds Rochester violent crime rates down over decades, as immigrant population grows UB researcher analyzed data from 200 US metros from 1980 to 2016 and found that growth in immigrant populations often lead to economic revitalization. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Sean Lahman, @seanlahman Published 11:32 a.m. ET April 1, 2018 CLOSE President Trump on Tuesday stood alongside prototypes of the wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. (Video clip by Rafael Carranza/The Republic, pics by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty, … [Read more...] about Study finds Rochester violent crime rates down over decades, as immigrant population grows
Last Updated Sep 25, 2017 11:38 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year 2016, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday.The Trump administration immediately seized on the figures as proof that the nation is in the midst of a dangerous crime wave that warrants a return to tougher tactics like more arrests and harsher punishments for drug criminals. But criminologists cautioned the new numbers may not indicate the start of a long-term trend, noting that violent crime rates remain well below where they were a quarter-century ago.Still, the FBI said it was the first time violent crime rose in consecutive years in more than a decade.Violent crimes such as shootings and robberies rose 4.1 percent in 2016 from the year before, with homicides climbing 8.6 percent, according to the figures. Violence increased 3.9 percent in 2015, while killings jumped by more than … [Read more...] about FBI: Violent crime rises in 2016, but remains near historic low