Crime

A New Magazine Helps Addicts Fund Their Addictions—Legally

Illegal! magazine allows its vendors to keep sales profits so they can buy drugs rather than stealing to fund their habits.  

No Indictment

The grand jury's decision on Monday means Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Why the Delhi Metro Needs to Get Rid of the 'Ladies Compartment'

Grouping female passengers into single cars underscores the idea that women can't use transit freely.

Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City

Demonstrations in nearly 100 cities will follow the grand jury announcement on officer Darren Wilson.

Venice Declares War on Wheeled Luggage

The city's reasoning is ... sound. Way too much of it.

The Swedish Approach to Road Safety: 'The Accident Is Not the Major Problem'

Sweden's top traffic safety strategist visits New York to share lessons from the original "Vision Zero."

The Real Reason Ferguson Is Boarding Up Its Storefronts

What might appear to be a bracing for a reprise of August's violence is actually a symbol of longstanding economic vulnerability.

What Comes After 'Broken Windows'

"This is a good moment to re-evaluate ... now that the windows are no longer broken."

Ferguson Braces for a Reprise

With the grand jury decision looming in the case of Darren Wilson, the turmoil that defined the summer may return.

The Water Bandits: Drought Is Driving Californians to Theft

In the new Wild West, law enforcement is scrambling to respond.

Will New Yorkers Warm Up to a New 25-Mile-Per-Hour Speed Limit?

As NYC makes serious changes to reduce pedestrian traffic deaths, some New Yorkers resist out of romance for the city's chaotic streets.

On Baltimore's High-Crime Streets, Ex-Cons Work to Stop Violence

One nonprofit sees neighborhood insiders as the best "violence interrupters."

For Inmates in Texas Prisons, Extreme Heat Is Its Own Death Sentence

Fourteen prisoners have died from heat-related causes since 2007. Is anything being done about it?

Is Vandalism Ever the Answer to Noisy Neighbors?

If you choose to live above a noisy bar but hate noise, is cutting its cable feed to tone things down OK?

In Protests, Who Owns the Highways?

Whose streets? Our streets. But more than rush hour is disrupted when people take to the highways.

Navigator

Your U-Lock Is Basically Worthless, but Don't Worry

Thieves can quickly pop open the lock with a car jack or pipe, but there are ways to protect yourself.

Graffiti Artist 'Creepytings' Is Defacing National Parks

As long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.

Criminalizing the Hands That Feed the Homeless

More cities are trying to stop residents and food pantries from helping people secure a hot meal.

Oakland Can Now Order Landlords to Evict Sex Workers

A revised city ordinance claims to protect tenants from "nuisance" and crime. But it opens a suspiciously short and strategic path to evicting sex workers with little evidence, notice, or recourse.