Is The Rise in Property Crime Related To Criminal Justice Reform?

Highlights There is a rare increase in property crime. Some suggest that it’s the result of criminal justice reform. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention […]

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Highlights There is a rare increase in property crime. Some suggest that it’s the result of criminal justice reform. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention […]

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Violent and Property Crime Increases Per USDOJ

Police Van Highlights Violent crime increased for a variety of categories. Property crime saw the first increase since 2013. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention […]

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Police Van Highlights Violent crime increased for a variety of categories. Property crime saw the first increase since 2013. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention […]

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Personal Crime Flat Per Gallup

Observation If you are looking for a national summation of data, violent crime is up per the FBI, property crime is down in all three indexes, and Gallup states that personal crime dropped slightly. For a comprehensive overview of crime in America, see National Crime Rates. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for […]

Observation If you are looking for a national summation of data, violent crime is up per the FBI, property crime is down in all three indexes, and Gallup states that personal crime dropped slightly. For a comprehensive overview of crime in America, see National Crime Rates. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for […]

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Do L.A. Celebrity Burglaries Get Preferred Police Action?

Los Angeles police officers dusted for fingerprints when sports figures and Alanis Morisette reported burglaries, but only 21 percent of buglary calls overall result in prints being collected.

Thieves who crept into Alanis Morissette’s home in February made off with a stash worth $2 million, including the singer’s treasured vintage jewelry. A week later, someone broke the window of former Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young’s house and stole a safe stocked with $500,000 in valuables. At both crime scenes, Los Angeles police investigators meticulously dusted for fingerprints. They did the same after a burglar stole valuable watches and jewelry from Dodger Yasiel Puig and after former Laker Derek Fisher reported a loss of $300,000 at his home, reports the Los Angeles Times. Not every burglary victim gets the same treatment. Because of a shortage of crime lab analysts, only about 21 percent of burglary calls result in fingerprints being collected.

The LAPD said the lack of resources means detectives must make difficult decisions to prioritize cases. As a result, the vast majority of residential burglaries face strict limits on the number of fingerprints they can send to the department’s crime lab. Officials said they give priority to break-ins they believe are part of a crime series or committed by professional burglary crews. They also prioritize big-ticket cases where unique items, such as art work or jewelry, are stolen or where security cameras capture prowling suspects and offer a good chance at making an arrest. “It’s not the [victim’s] name that matters,” said Assistant Chief Michel Moore. “However, the value of items taken certainly is an influencer and would prioritize them.” Peter Bibring of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California said he was troubled that detectives would use the value of stolen items in deciding what resources to allocate to a burglary. Doing so, he said, raises concerns that wealthier residents will get better treatment from police.

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National Shoplifting Ring Charged In $20 Million Thefts

Tijuana vendors put in special orders for designer merchandise, dispatching teams of shoplifters to malls around the U.S. to steal more than $20 million in loot that could be resold at lower prices in Mexico, charges an indictment in San Diego federal court.

For the past decade, Tijuana vendors put in special orders for designer merchandise, dispatching teams of shoplifters to malls around the U.S. to steal more than $20 million in loot that could be resold at lower prices in Mexico, charges an indictment in San Diego federal court, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. The highly organized shoplifting ring targeted malls around San Diego County and as far away as Washington, Illinois, Oregon and Maryland, prosecutors said. They used sophisticated techniques to lift everything from Louis Vuitton shoes to Victoria’s Secret lingerie to Abercrombie & Fitch clothing.

When necessary, the suspected thieves used violence — knocking down an infant in a stroller or breaking a loss prevention officer’s arm — the U.S. Attorney’s office said. On Wednesday, more than 250 law enforcement officers arrested at least 14 people. A San Diego federal grand jury indicted 22 people in the scheme. Agents seized $30,000 in cash as well as about a dozen trash bags bursting with new clothing with tags and security devices still attached. Piles of new Louis Vuitton shoes, as well as jewelry and perfume, were also confiscated. The shoplifting crews were organized by team leaders, who would scout stores and choreograph the heists using cellphones and hand signals, prosecutors said. “Blockers” would distract store employees or shield the movements of the “mules,” who would use metallic-lined “booster” bags to hide the merchandise and defeat store security sensors.

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Less Than Two Out of Five Reported Crimes Involve An Arrest

Subtitles Out of close to five million criminal incidents (4,902,000), less than two million (1,822,000) involved an identified suspect. A massive disconnect between concerns over invasive police practices, crime related television programs and what really happens. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former […]

Subtitles Out of close to five million criminal incidents (4,902,000), less than two million (1,822,000) involved an identified suspect. A massive disconnect between concerns over invasive police practices, crime related television programs and what really happens. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former […]