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Jewelry Losses From Crime Nearly Doubled in 2019, Defying Long-Term Trend

The value of losses from crimes against jewelers jumped by 89.1% in 2019 even though the number of thefts, burglaries and robberies decreased slightly, according to a new report by the Jewelers’ Security Alliance. The organization said it received reports …

Turning Back the Clock Leads to Uptick in Robberies

This weekend, most Americans are gaining an hour of sleep by turning back their clocks as daylight saving time ends. But, a newly published Cornell study finds, they could stand to lose much more in the time exchange. Examining crime …

U. of Minnesota Enhancing Security After Crime Spike

University of Minnesota is stepping up security on the Twin Cities campus this year. Students may notice additional police, stricter access to buildings and more discussions about safety. With the Green Line light rail now stopping at the university and …

Virginia Robberies Cost Businesses More Than $47,000

Prosecutors say a series of robberies by a suspect called the “fake beard robber” cost stores in Hampton Roads, Va., more than $47,000. A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted 38-year-old Ronald Wayne Carr of Newport News on charges of …

Overall Crime Up by 3 Percent in New Jersey 2011

New Jersey’s attorney general says the state’s overall crime rate increased three percent in 2011 compared to the previous year. The Department of Law & Public Safety released the 2011 Uniform Crime Report Friday. The report says violent crime remained …

Suspect in 35 Robberies Caught in Fort Worth, Texas

Police say a suspect in nearly three dozen North Texas store robberies has been arrested following a weekend traffic stop. Fort Worth police on Monday declined to release the name of the man in custody, saying the investigation continues into …

Despite Arrests, Robberies Continue in Arkansas City

Little Rock police have arrested a suspect in at least two of the recent robberies that have left convenience store and fast food restaurant operators on edge. Police said Tuesday that 22-year-old David Henry Johnson of Little Rock turned himself …

Enterprise: Pharmacy Robberies Sweeping US

A wave of pharmacy robberies is sweeping the United States as desperate addicts and ruthless dealers turn to violence to feed the nation’s growing hunger for narcotic painkillers. From Redmond, Washington state, to St. Augustine, Florida, criminals are holding pharmacists …