Crime

Sooner or Later, Security Drones Will Be Hovering Over Major Marathons

Our scary but inevitable future.

How Police Spied on a Whole City

In a secret test, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department sent a civilian aircraft over Compton, capturing high-resolution video of everything.

Catching and Saving Bucharest's Stray Dogs

More than 60,000 homeless canines roam the Romanian capital.

This Catchy Anti-Public Defecation PSA Stars a Dancing Pile of Poo

"Take poo to the loo."

Why Did This Guy Think a Confetti 'Bomb' at the Boston Marathon Site Was a Good Idea?

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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The Number of Americans Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Is Still on the Rise

12.4 million people now live in economically devastated neighborhoods.

The U.S. Cities Where College Grads Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

The highly educated tend to live apart in college towns like State College, Pennsylvania, and big cities like Birmingham and Houston.

The Brutality of the Albuquerque Police

A federal review has found that officers routinely used unnecessary force against citizens.

Buffalo Was Once a Model for Integration. Now the Vast Majority of its Public Schools Are Segregated

How one of the city's biggest success stories went wrong.

Some of the Most Beautiful Photos of London Come From Flying Policemen

Breathtaking shots, captured in the line of duty.

Are Police Horses a Dying Breed?

The ascendancy of stats-based policing has made keeping mounted units harder.

Capturing the Haunting Lights of America's Prisons

One photographer spent 17 years visiting U.S. penitentiaries after dark. Here's what he found.

Two Buildings Collapse After Possible Gas Explosion in Upper Manhattan

There are at least seven reported casualties.

How Getting Rid of Parking Can Drive Away Drug Dealers

A lack of cars makes it harder to hide bad behavior.

Yes, Police Can Arrest You for Failing to Identify Yourself

You've heard of stop-and-frisk. Now meet stop-and-identify. 

The Sochi Threat Matrix, Deconstructed

Russia has 40,000 police and military staff on the ground for the Olympics. Will it be enough?

A Yelp for Colorado's Newly Legal Marijuana Industry

Marijuana start-up WeedMaps covers consumers' every need. 

Can a City Really 'End' Homelessness?

Phoenix says it has among veterans. Next it's aiming for the broader homeless population.

A London Artist's Big Project: Photograph the Site of Every Homicide

Antonio Olmos memorialized the city's often-overlooked tragedies. In the process, he gained a new perspective on violent crime.