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The Nature of Violent Crimes Against the Elderly

July 3, 2012 by


What with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Karen Klein story, elder abuse is suddenly in the spotlight. Unfortunately, there is no national data source that gives a quantitative overview of elder abuse. The two biggest sources of crime data in this country – the FBI’s UCR data and the National Crime Victimization Survey […]

Using Google’s Public Data Service to Visualize FBI Uniform Crime Report Data

April 25, 2012 by


The Federal Bureau of Investigation makes the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data publicly available, and has even introduced a web-based tool to search the data in 2010. But Google’s Public Data service may offer the best option to quickly customize and display UCR crime data. You can even embed the charts in your website, but […]

Sky High Marijuana Numbers

April 20, 2012 by


In the last several years, we’ve seen many states pass medical marijuana legislation, the growth of support for legalizing marijuana, and a whole lotta money wasted on marijuana arrests. ┬áThe following graphs are created from 2010 FBI UCR arrest data (the most recent available), except where noted. There were an estimated 13.1 million arrests in […]

Where Does Your Hope Come From?

March 19, 2012 by


This is a question I often ask participants to consider at the close of trainings on crime victimization. It’s an ongoing discussion I’m having with practitioners, such as police officers, advocates, prosecutors, nurses, teachers, psychologists, and others. More than a few times someone has burst out either with tears or a tirade to exclaim that […]