Conservatives see Mollie Tibbetts' murder as proof of a need for more stringent immigration policies. Here's why they're wrong.
Researchers find that those who have a mental illness are more likely to be the victim of a violent crime.
The Victims of Immigration Crime (VOICE) office's quarterly report offers case studies, but it does not include statistics on crime rates.
Police respond to a shooting on June 28th, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland.
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The research the attorney general drew his conclusions from had some serious flaws.
In colonial Virginia, authorities could hang settlers for a crime as small as stealing grapes or killing a neighbor's chicken. The penal code in America's first colony was, in fact, so harsh its governor eventually reduced the number of capital offenses out of fear that settlers would refuse to live there. Since then, the number and severity of crimes punishable by death in the United States have fluctuated; today, the death penalty is still legal in 31 states. Here are some of the critical turning points in the history of capital punishment in America.
Until we find more certainty regarding how cybersecurity statistics are reported, we won't be to able to fully understand the scope of the problem.
The chief counsel for ICE's Seattle field office faces charges of aggravated identity theft and wire fraud.
The extent to which Washington is cooperating with Beijing remains unclear.
Medical marijuana outlets increase street traffic, which deters potential criminals.
Fines for companies have risen over the last 25 years, but the number of prosecutions has remained roughly the same, according to information compiled by a University of Virginia law professor and his research team.
And that same day, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would cut funding to sanctuary cities.