Crime

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Crowdsourcing Crime Reporting in the World's Murder Capitals

On the problem-solving power of cell phones in Central America.

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A New Memorial for Indianapolis Homicide Victims Will Be Built Out of the Guns That Killed Them

The city is on track to hit 150 homicides in 2014.

How Not to Lock a Bike Like an Idiot

Tips from an exasperated New York City bike mechanic. 

Reuters

The Innovative Policy at the Heart of Fresh Violence in Rio

The police department's once-lauded pacification program appears to be unraveling. 

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How Twitter Could Help Police Departments Predict Crime

The method recently worked in an experiment that analyzed Chicago crime, but privacy questions abound.

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The Microwave As a Murder Weapon: A Brief History

From 1982 to True Detective.

Yes, You Can Buy an iPhone Case That Doubles as a Stun Gun

Next time someone tries to pick your Apple, give them a taste of your Yellow Jacket. 

REUTERS

Think Twice Before Asking Police to Deal With the Mentally Ill

"What cops do is arrest people. If you don’t want to be arrested, you probably shouldn’t call the police."

REUTERS

New York City Is Safer Than Ever—Even With Less 'Stop and Frisk'

The use of stop and frisk has declined 60 percent, and the murder rate is the lowest it's been since the early 1960s. 

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America's Fastest-Growing Crime Problem Barely Even Registers as 'Crime' for Most People

We seldom treat identity theft the way we do other crimes. 

Antonio Olmos

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.

Reuters

The Surveillance City of Camden, New Jersey

A community beset by crime, and the intrusive tools they're using in hopes of stopping it.

NYPD

Why New Yorkers Are Hating on the NYPD's New Interactive Crime Map

The mapping system has some serious shortcomings. 

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10 Unusual Ideas to Fight Crime

These latest research-backed policy proposals may surprise you.

Street Doctors

Combatting London's Knife Crime Epidemic With First Aid Lessons

A group of doctors is trying to convince young Britons that stabbings are serious.

Reuters

Is It Stealing if You Charge Your Electric Car in a Public Outlet?

One man was jailed for topping his car off at the local middle school.

AP

This Is What Happens When Neighborhoods Don't Trust the Police

Someone shot at a group of officers in broad daylight in Wilmington, Delaware, and no one will speak up.

Geronimo Patton

After a String of Fires, Detroit's Heidelberg Project Vows to Rise From the Ashes

"We can't just let the destruction of a building stop the efforts that we have been making."

REUTERS

A New Study Challenges the Link Between Crime and the Minimum Wage

Academics have studied the relationship between the two for decades. A new paper suggests there's nothing to it.