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As Murders Spiked, Police Solved About Half in 2020
The U.S. homicide clearance rate is at a historic low. Here’s what that means.
November 26, 2019
Why Police Struggle to Report One of The Fastest-Growing Hate Crimes
Gender has passed religion and sexual orientation as one of the most common motivations behind hate crimes, but recognizing it is a challenge for many police departments.
September 30, 2019
New FBI Data: Violent Crime Still Falling
2018 drop extends decades-long trend, but rapes rise for sixth straight year
October 17, 2017
‘Black Identity Extremists’ and the Dark Side of the FBI
Leaked documents remind us of the agency’s history of dirty tricks.
May 10, 2017
Comey Fired: A Reading Guide
Here’s what you need to know about the “Tuesday Night Massacre.”
December 20, 2016
Homer and Harold
An extraordinary story of justice done, and what came after.
September 28, 2016
Crime in Context
Violent crime is up in some places, but is it really a trend?
November 6, 2015
Not everybody is aboard the criminal justice reform bandwagon. Here’s why.
April 24, 2015
Bad FBI Science
A forensic whistleblower on the latest scandal.
March 12, 2015
Why Is the FBI so White?
The nation diversifies. The bureau, not so much.