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The Dangers of DNA Testing
In a new study, 74 out of 108 crime laboratories implicated an innocent person in a hypothetical bank robbery.
crime  law  genetics  news 
9 hours ago by bradbarrish
Interactive Crime Heat Maps | ADT Security
To help make sure you understand as much as possible about potential crime in your city or neighborhood, we've created this interactive crime map.
crime  map  heatmap  adt 
10 hours ago by Sophus12345
The Disappeared
Police on Long Island wrote off missing immigrant teens as runaways. One mother knew better — and searched MS-13’s killing fields for answers.
articles  crime 
12 hours ago by Anne
The truth about false rape accusations
It’s exceedingly rare for a false rape allegation to end in prison time. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, since records began in 1989, in the US there are only 52 cases where men convicted of sexual assault were exonerated because it turned out they were falsely accused. By way of comparison, in the same period, there are 790 cases in which people were exonerated for murder...

The evidence suggests that even in the rare case where a man is the subject of a false rape complaint, chances are that the charges will be dropped without him ever learning about the allegations...

In every academic study, one of the most common kinds of false accuser is a teenage girl who tells her parents she was raped to avoid getting in trouble. Unwanted pregnancy is sometimes cited by such girls, but the reason can also be trivial; the phrase “missed curfew” shows up with disturbing frequency in these cases. As a rule, it’s the parents who insist on getting police involved. Two different studies have found that almost half of all false rape complaints are lodged by someone other than the alleged victim, usually a parent...

But while false accusers often have similar histories, they have various motives. These can be divided into roughly four categories: personal gain, mental illness, revenge, and the need for an alibi.
statistics  crime  abuse  sexism 
19 hours ago by iamfantastikate
Children's remains found in Mexican mass graves
The revelation of children's clothing and bodies in the mass graves is also unusual. In the past, criminal gangs have let many women and children free.

"We have reached a point where violence impacts any person who gets in the way," said Luis Leal, a security analyst based in central Mexico.

The mass graves in Veracruz have been accompanied this month by a bloody attack in a Mexico City tourist spot by assailants dressed as mariachi musicians and outrage over a wandering truck with 273 bodies from an overflowing morgue in Guadalajara.

"We are falling into surrealism, where violence doesn't impress us. And this is worrisome and outrageous," said Leal.
crime  mexico  gangs 
23 hours ago by astrogirl
Cyclist who had five bikes stolen says thieves are looking for quick times on Strava to try and find high-end bikes – warns other users to check their privacy settings |
An Essex man who had £12,500 worth of bikes stolen from his home has warned cyclists to be careful of what they post on social media. Adam Jones believes thieves may try and identify riders who record fast times on Strava segments and he expressed regret that he had not been more cautious regarding the information he shared online.

The Echo (link is external) reports that on Wednesday night, five bikes were taken from Jones’ Barling Magna home: a Specialized Tarmac, valued at £1,500; a Bianchi Infinito CV, worth about £4,000; a Dolan Scala time trial bike, worth about £2,000; a Bianchi Oltre XR2 worth £2,500; and a BMC Road Machine, valued at about £2,700.
measurement  crime  funny  casestudies 
yesterday by dancall
The truth about false rape accusations
“Critics argue that reports of rape should be treated with more caution, since men’s lives are so often ruined by women’s malicious lies. But…every part of this narrative is wrong. What’s more, it’s wrong in ways that help real rapists escape justice, while perversely making it more likely that we will miss the signs of false reports.”
crime  sexualassault  rape  assault  sex 
yesterday by djwudi
How a Notorious Gangster Was Exposed by His Own Sister | The New Yorker
But a recent confidential report by the Dutch police, which leaked to the press, suggested that official figures don’t reflect the actual volume of crime in the country. The police estimated that millions of minor thefts and other violations go unreported every year, because victims conclude that crime is an inevitable nuisance or that the authorities are unlikely to apprehend the perpetrators. There is also a fair amount of serious crime. According to a Europol report, as much as half the cocaine that enters Europe passes through the port of Rotterdam.
crime  netherland  story  book  family 
yesterday by soobrosa
The Billion-Dollar Mystery Man and the Wildest Party Vegas Ever Saw - WSJ
The great gatsby 2018

Mr. Low’s purported scheme involved the purchase of storied companies, friendships with the world’s most celebrated people, trysts with extraordinarily beautiful women, and even a visit to the White House—most of all, it involved an extraordinary and complex manipulation of global finance. The FBI is still attempting to unravel exactly what occurred. Billions of dollars in Malaysian government money, raised with the help of Goldman Sachs, is believed to have disappeared into a Byzantine labyrinth of bank accounts, offshore companies, and other complex financial structures. Tim Leissner, who left Goldman in 2016, is now in plea-deal talks with U.S. authorities. Goldman has said it had no way of knowing there might be fraud surrounding the Malaysian government funds.
money  crime  corruption  capitalism 
2 days ago by craniac
Orem pickleball courts reducing crime | Orem News |
According to police, drug calls are down 40 percent, fireworks complaints 50 percent, juvenile problems 60 percent, public peace 60 percent, suspicious activities 20 percent, and theft is down 57 percent. The percentages compared June and July numbers from 2017 to June and July numbers this year.

“Activating parks is a known deterrent for crime, Downs said in email. “Our hope is to continue investing in our recreational facilities by constructing amenities that bring friends and families together. We have identified numerous parks/facilities that we want to reinvest in.”
crime  urban  cool 
2 days ago by craniac

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