Key Positions Remain Vacant at Justice Department

A president and attorney general who campaigned on a promise of “law and order” do not have their choice in place to lead the Justice Department’s criminal division, There are also vacancies in units on national security, civil rights, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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U.S. Crime Rate is Stable, Victimization Survey Says

The national crime rate last year remained about the same as the 2015 total, the U.S. Justice Department’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) reported Thursday. Residents aged 12 or older experienced 5.7 million violent victimizations, a rate of 21.1 per 1,000 persons in 2016.