There were 590,000 incidents of assaults and threats on shop workers in 2018.
Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.
There are potential issues with any use of machine learning in policing. But if used in the right way, it could go a long way towards more effective policing.
The courts have provided little guidance on whether politically-motivated crimes are better or worse than crimes from 'common criminals'.
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
Why do even the rich cheat on their taxes? New research suggests some people may be genetically predisposed to break the rules for their own financial gain.
To fight the black market, the price of legal cannabis has to be relatively low. But if nothing else is done, the black market will persist.
Australia should look to the New Zealand model, which has a strong focus on community, and recognises that the majority of young people grow-out of participating in crime.
A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
Suggestions that the Camorra has been usurped are exaggerated.
Being part of a gang may increase the chance of dying young, but when gang members leave their old lives behind, they can find that their street smarts come in handy.
Some parks reduce violence in the local vicinity. Other parks attract crime. The difference has to do with how these urban green spaces are designed, programmed and managed, experts say.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.
Despite privacy concerns over police use of DNA uploaded to ancestry websites, many people are just excited that their genetic material could get a killer off the streets.
Electronic monitoring can help deter people from committing further crimes, but it needs to be used along with other crime prevention methods.
Kidnapping in Nigeria has blossomed into a burgeoning criminal enterprise.
New study reveals small variations in the background colour of photos in police lineups can increase misidentification.
Examining 302 police reports in Detroit, a new study shows that animal cruelty is tightly connected to human relationships.
Before marijuana was legalized, people argued over how it would affect taxes, crime and teens. But only now is there enough data to settle some of these debates.
View from an expert in criminal justice – who also lives in one of the UK's most deprived areas.