A roundup of the latest crimes, blunders and everyday embarrassments perpetrated by our esteemed municipal leaders.
There are few defenses, no risks, and a decent reward.
Nothing says "hot product" more than a pack of burglars smashing a car into an Apple store.
One researcher predicts we could see as many as 30,000 more U.S. homicides over the next 90 years thanks to rising temperatures.
The city's police are fighting illegal guns rather than drugs. Will it cut down on violence?
New research debunks this fear in 142 cities across the U.S.
How a little yardwork can reduce crime and improve a neighborhood's sense of safety.
With the help of a rental truck, you too can cash in on the multimillion-dollar cardboard-rustling business.
With gang members openly posting about their plans to commit violent acts on Facebook and YouTube, police departments nationwide find increased challenges and unique advantages.
On the state level, mental illness and stress levels don't play a role. Poverty and gun control policies do.
Police in London want you to help hunt for pick-pocketers with your smart phone. It's an idea with serious flaws.
A survey of retired New York City police officers shows a "rotten barrel," according to the study authors.
Police typically identify gang territories by tracking crime, graffiti and other clues. But a simple ecological equation might do the job even better.
New research finds the "bystander effect" can be offset by the presence of public self-awareness.
The crimes, blunders and everyday embarrassments of our esteemed municipal leaders.
Animosity still lingers among Scottish ice cream-truck drivers long after the infamous gangland battles of the '80s.
Step aside, copper thieves. There's a new weirdly brazen criminal in town.
Believe it or not, a new study of canopy coverage in Baltimore suggests maybe they can.
Salem has had it up to here with inept jazz musicians. Also outlawed recently: noisy electronica in Santa Cruz, payday lenders in Iowa and the entire vice squad of Salt Lake City.