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Entries from October 2006

Crime in the United States

October 9th, 2006 · No Comments

The FBI has something called the Uniform Crime Reporting Program which publishes a report every year called Crime in the United States. Law enforcement agencies submit data about crime in their area, the FBI compiles it, and from this we know, for instance, that 16,692 persons were murdered last year and overall, 78.7% were male, […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts · New Websites, Books and other Resources


October 4th, 2006 · Comments Off on Psychics

Two areas I’m researching crossed the other morning. I read an article about how police in Durham, NC consulted a psychic in a cold case [the link to the article is now broken]. I happen to be working on a book about the former Duke Parapsychology Laboratory, (Duke is in Durham, NC). Occasionally families of […]

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Clearance Rates Up?

October 2nd, 2006 · Comments Off on Clearance Rates Up?

Are NYPD homicide clearance rates headed back up? According to an August 28th article in The Telematics Journal, which I am not familiar with, “Informatica Corporation today announced that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has successfully implemented enterprise data integration technology from Informatica to help power its highly successful Real Time Crime Center. […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · Homicide Facts