Crime

Kids With a Diverse Group of Friends Feel Safer at School

And educators need to figure out ways to encourage social mixing opportunities among students.

13 People, Including a 3-Year-Old, Shot in a Chicago Park

All are expected to survive; police say the attack was gang-related.

Gunman Killed, Multiple Victims in Mass Shooting at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard

Officials have confirmed that at least 13 people are dead. 

D.C. Wants to Impose a Ridiculous 24-Hour Waiting Period for Getting a Tattoo

It's your body, but it's not your choice. 

The Astounding Odds That You'll Be Shot if You're a Black Man in Oakland

Over the past decade, the number of African American men killed nearly matched the number who graduated from high schools ready to attend university.

A Day in the Life of Paris's Growing Muslim Population

France's 5 million Muslims say they often feel left out of mainstream society, as well as the job force.

Seattle Police Department Will Distribute Doritos to Stoners

This is public health at its finest.

Why Kal Penn Is Defending Bloomberg's Stop and Frisk Policy

The actor says the policy works (also, he was mugged once). 

The Human Toll of Stop and Frisk

"No matter what I do, I am being constantly treated as if I’m not worthy of this society."

Tulsa Has Been Billing Residents to Recycle Green Waste … Then Burning It

Oops.

Moving Poor People Into a Neighborhood Doesn't Cause Crime

Hard proof that there's no relationship between housing vouchers and higher crime at the city level or in the suburbs.

What Happens When a Woman Has to Give Birth on a Subway Platform?

In Washington, D.C., this morning, Metro passengers found out.

Bizarre Vandalism Incident of the Day: D.C.'s Green Paint Bandit Strikes Again

Splatters were found in the National Cathedral and on the Joseph Henry Statue today, and a suspect has been arrested.

Someone Threw Paint on the Lincoln Memorial

The memorial was closed Friday morning after it was discovered that someone had vandalized the iconic statue in the middle of the night.

The Small, Often Imperceptible Reasons Some Neighborhoods Feel Safer Than Others

Something like trash on the street can rejigger our entire sense of a place.

You're More Likely to Die a Violent Death in Rural America Than in a City

Yes, homicide-related death rates are higher in urban areas, but you're twice as likely to die in a car crash outside a city.

First Responders in San Diego Have Rolled in Late to Thousands of Emergencies

This is what happens when the money dries up.

A New Way of Understanding 'Eyes on the Street'

Turning neighbors into the "eyes and ears of the police" can actually reinforce fear and violence.

Chicago Police Got New Twitter Accounts. Will It Make a Difference?

A few social media norms the department should be prepared to address.