A new mass shooting database and accompanying analysis questions traditional security measures to guard against attacks, while the FBI found that ideological attackers send clear signals. But a third report, on one recent mass shooting, reached a dead end in explaining what went wrong.
A study of crime patterns in the neighborhoods surrounding the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando found high concentrations of criminal activity outside a one-mile radius of the park—but lower crime inside the park itself.
Months after businesses asked local leaders for a “wholesale reform” of Seattle’s criminal justice system, officials announced a suite of programs aimed at addressing repeat offenders who cycle in and out of jail, often for petty crimes and misdemeanors, and who struggle with substance use and mental health.
In the wake of the latest mass shooting, Democrats are pleading with President Trump and congressional Republicans to tighten gun restrictions, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is remaining noncommittal about bringing new gun safety legislation to a vote.
With a federal grant, a half-square-mile neighborhood in north St. Louis County, Mo., long riddled with violence, is now the frontier of crime prevention: Residents, researchers and cops are experimenting with crime-fighting tools — from painting murals to cleaning up vacant lots to installing street lights — and tracking how those steps reduce crime.