Examining crime trends in St. Tammany Parish: Homicides, violent crime increase in 2020

Examining crime trends in St. Tammany Parish: Homicides, violent crime increase in 2020

Homicides were up in St. Tammany Parish last year, with 18 people losing their lives to violence in a year that was marked by three double homicides. The number of 2020 killings compares to 11 homicides in 2019 and 10 in 2018 and comes close 

Minneapolis makes big bet on violence prevention effort to stem crime surge

Minneapolis makes big bet on violence prevention effort to stem crime surge

Facing twin demands to curb police brutality and turn back a surge in violent crime, Minneapolis leaders have tripled the budget of a low profile city agency that treats violence as a public health crisis. Now the Office of Violence Prevention faces its largest test 

New state bill would make silence on child abuse a stronger crime

New state bill would make silence on child abuse a stronger crime

A newly-proposed state bill aims to hold more people accountable for violence against children. Texas House Bill 1009 was just filed and the local advocate behind it said it’s time to make silence a bigger crime, and not just for a child’s legal caregivers. “Complicated 

SE Portland gas station attack may include bias crime charges

SE Portland gas station attack may include bias crime charges

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — KOIN 6 News has learned that the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office is looking into possible bias crime charges stemming from a violent attack at a Southeast Portland Chevron station. The tense exchange and violent outburst was caught on video that 

Kerry gardaí have the highest crime-solving rates in the country

Kerry gardaí have the highest crime-solving rates in the country

Gardaí in Kerry have the highest success rate in solving crime, while their colleagues in Dublin have the lowest crime detection rates in the Republic. Figures obtained from the Central Statistics Office show a wide variety in detection rates across the country’s 28 garda divisions 

Weekend crime creates deadliest January since 2008

Weekend crime creates deadliest January since 2008

BATON ROUGE – Jan. 23 & 24 has been a violent weekend for Baton Rouge. Three people were killed in two separate incidents, both happening on Saturday nearly two hours apart. Crime has continued to go up in the first month of 2021 following a high crime 

Crime increase spurs discussion of Buckhead splitting from Atlanta

Crime increase spurs discussion of Buckhead splitting from Atlanta

At least one group his pushing to have a study done to see how feasible the split would be. But not all city – and community – leaders are on board with the idea. ATLANTA — A recent crime wave in the Buckhead community of 

Overall bitcoin-related crime fell last year, but one type of crypto hack is booming

Overall bitcoin-related crime fell last year, but one type of crypto hack is booming

Cryptocurrency-related crime fell last year to a small fraction of overall trading volume. But some targeted hacks boomed as criminals exploited people working from home during the pandemic. Last year, illicit activity made up 0.34% of all cryptocurrency transaction volume, according to a report from blockchain