Whether crime is up or down depends on what kind of crime, what the comparison is to, and where you’re counting crimes.
Minneapolis residents voted 56% to 44% against an amendment that would have transformed the city’s police. The reasons they did so are complicated, an expert writes.
FBI statistics recorded a 30% rise in homicides in 2020. A criminologist helps break down what was behind the spike.
Statistical models debunk claims by Trump and others that undocumented immigration into the U.S. increases crime, building on a litany of past research.
The prestige the role of detective once had has been eroded and needs to be restored.
Certain crimes, such as robberies and sexual offences, have declined dramatically during the pandemic, while others, such as online fraud, domestic violence and homicides, have not.
Crime rates are down, but they were decreasing while imprisonment rates were increasing, so that doesn’t really explain lower numbers in our prisons.
Despite low crime rates, indiscriminate mass stabbings aren’t unheard of in Japan. But unlike recent mass killings in Western countries, they aren’t motivated by right-wing ideology.
Victorian Opposition leader Matthew Guy said under Premier Daniel Andrews, ‘Victoria has won the unenviable title as the state with the country’s highest rate of crime’. Is that right?
People opposing medical marijuana are often concerned about increased crime rates, but analysis of city-level data across the US found medical marijuana laws have little effect on crime.
Data and statistical analysis were used to find an association - if any - between extreme weather conditions and crime in South Africa’s capital.
There have been more than 50 murders in London already in 2018, and more in February and March than in New York.
What one isolated case tells us about crime and community on this special island.
Victorian police are attributing a rise in car thefts to the “Grand Theft Auto Generation”. But blaming video games just distracts from bigger questions of inequality and societal detachment.
Police are important, but not sufficient, in the crime-reduction effort. I have enormous faith in their abilities, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we need more of them.
An increase in the crime figures doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in crime.
Two-thirds of released prisoners in the US are arrested again within three years. Here’s how we could change that.
Crime rates have fallen - but our expert explains that it’s too soon to celebrate.
The creation of veterans’ courts could be part of a fundamental shift to a criminal justice system that genuinely tackles the causes of crime.
Research on the UK’s only source of statistics on violent crime shows that domestic violence and violence against women are massively understated.