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NYPD, Microsoft create crime-fighting tech system

The New York Police Department has teamed up with Microsoft to create futuristic-sounding computer technology that could help officers fight crime in real time....


'Lost respect for life': 2012 deadly in Detroit

Detroit Homicide Rate

The homicide rate in Detroit continued a grim upward trend in 2012, hitting its highest level in nearly two decades, city officials said Thursday.


Detroit suburb sees murder spike since police layoffs

A Detroit suburb that was forced to lay off half its police department has seen a spike in violent crime, reports. Since July, when the police force was cut in half, there have been 10 murders in Inkster, a Detroit suburb with a population of about 25,000. There have been 12 murders so far this year.


Rossen Reports: Extreme identity thieves live as you

Criminals are taking identity theft to an all-new level, getting jobs as you, going to the doctor as you, buying homes, even filing taxes as you. TODAY National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen reports.


FBI: US Crime Rate Drops Again - Five Years Straight, Murders Down 14.7% Since 2007

The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday. Meanwhile, the total number of property crimes reported to law enforcement agencies went down by 0.5 percent to 9 million, the ninth consecutive year that figure has fallen. Property crimes resulted in estimated losses of $156.6 billion.


Murdered man encased in concrete was ex-journalist

Murdered Man Encased in Concrete

Authorities on Friday identified the body of a man who was found entombed in concrete in the backyard of a northeast Georgia home. The man has been identified as Sean Dugas, 30, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner's office. The body was found Monday encased in a plastic storage container filled with concrete.


Mom who glued tot's hands to wall could get life

Elizabeth Escalona

Police say Escalona was so mad that her daughter soiled her pants that, as punishment, she super glued the girl’s hands to the wall then beat her in front of her other siblings... Escalona’s kids told investigators their mother kicked the girl in the stomach and repeatedly hit her.


Looking for item to steal, man finds body in trunk

A passing motorist found a body in the trunk of a car parked in a ditch in northeast Houston, Texas, The Houston Chronicle reported.


Tip nabs alleged 'Bucket List Bandit' in Okla.

Authorities knew they would need a lucky break to catch a middle-aged bank robber who pulled off a dizzying number of heists in a three-month crime spree that spanned across nine states....


Long Beach police to use 400 cameras citywide to fight crime

Tapping into hundreds of privately owned cameras, the system synchronizes law enforcement data with real-time video feeds from parks, beaches and business corridors. Long Beach police now have eyes everywhere.


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