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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 

Insurers ‘funding organised crime’ by paying ransomware claims

Insurers ‘funding organised crime’ by paying ransomware claims

Insurers are inadvertently funding organised crime by paying out claims from companies who have paid ransoms to regain access to data and systems after a hacking attack, Britain’s former top cybersecurity official has warned. Ciaran Martin, who ran the National Cyber Security Centre until last 

This Brutal Maui Assault Prompts Hate Crime Charges — 7 Years Later

This Brutal Maui Assault Prompts Hate Crime Charges — 7 Years Later

In 2013, Chris Kunzelman and his wife bought a house in Maui’s remote Kahakuloa village despite being warned that neighborhood residents “do not like white people.” Every time a non-Native Hawaiian had tried to view the house, Hawaiian residents from the deeply rooted village of 

Walters: Will reducing crime penalties reduce California crime?

Walters: Will reducing crime penalties reduce California crime?

California is conducting an immense sociological experiment, testing whether reducing prison time for criminal acts will, in the long run, mean less crime. Over the last decade, politicians and voters have lowered penalties for dozens of serious and minor crimes, reduced state prison populations by 

Shining a light on sexually exploited women and girls forced into crime

Shining a light on sexually exploited women and girls forced into crime

A 2017 criminal case in Canada, to take one example from the report, involved an 18-year-old woman defendant was charged with the forced prostitution of two female minors, aged 14 and 16. She had instructed one of them on how to dress, and what to