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.
Gun violence has killed hundreds of Americans, including kids, this summer. There are proven ways to bring peace to city streets, says an expert in violence prevention – but someone has to pay for it.
In a handful of cases, defendants in murder cases have said that they were defending themselves from a same-sex pass or attempted sexual assault.
The causes of injuries to children are often linked to the circumstances in which people live.
AMLO's war against organised crime in Mexico isn't stopping people dying.
The reasons the homicide rate is declining are complex, but a reduction in alcohol consumption and access to weapons are contributors.
Since 1990, the homicide rate has declined by 20%. Researchers are still figuring out what's behind the trend: increased incarceration, improvements in the economy or even aging populations.
Readers are invited to a special screening and Q&A with former detective Jackie Malton, criminologist Fiona Brookman and forensic scientist Martin Evison.
Firearms are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents.
At the beginning of the 1980s, homicides were relatively rare in Venezuela. Now, it's one of the most dangerous countries in Latin America.
A round up of evidence-based views on the knife crime epidemic – including what action is really needed to prevent more young lives being lost.
Knife crime incidents are individual tragedies, but rising homicide rates reveal a changing society which is ill at ease.
Serious violence is rising, and there's little more that police can do to stop it. Of course, the real culprits are cutbacks to the nation's social protection systems.
Official records on police homicides are full of holes. A new study tries to fill in the gaps – and finds new evidence of racial and regional inequality.
At least one in six older people experience some form of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse each year.
Race has long been a taboo subject in Brazil. With the March 14 killing of the black Rio politician Marielle Franco, any myth of the country as a 'racial democracy' has been broken wide open.
Police in Toronto say they've found the remains of at least six people in the midst of their investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Here's what goes on in such investigations.
Intimate partner homicides where there is no known history of violence are not uncommon.
Abolishing defensive homicide in Victoria was a mistake has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.
Sometimes small changes can be the most effective at reducing violence – and these are seldom acknowledged.