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December 6, 2022
Let Them Tell It
Issue 12 of News Inside brings you news and views straight from people living and working in the system.
See If Police in Your State Reported Crime Data to the FBI
There are growing gaps in U.S. crime stats. Use our tables to check on your state and local agencies.
Andrew Rodriguez Calderón
What Can FBI Data Say About Crime in 2021? It’s Too Unreliable to Tell
The transition to a new data system creates huge gaps in national crime stats sure to be exploited by politicians in this election year.
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?