Violence in Society & Forensic Epidemiology

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Violent crime up 18% in England and Wales

<b>Violent crime has risen by 18% across England and Wales in the last year, according to new figures.</b><p>The Office for National Statistics said the total number of crimes reported to and recorded by the police had risen 10% between April 2016 and March 2017.<p>It is the largest annual rise in crime for a …

Human Geography

John McDonnell says Grenfell Tower disaster was 'social murder'

Shadow chancellor says he stands by comments that victims of fire were murdered by political decisions<p>John McDonnell has said people responsible for “social murder” at Grenfell Tower should be held to account.<p>The shadow chancellor insisted he had no regrets about saying the victims of the disaster …

Referendums

Acid attacks are a crime without pity, and a mirror on our unforgiving times

Though it is hard to explain the growth of these offences, they do seem to reflect the rising anger around us<p>• Deborah Orr is a Guardian columnist<p>Sometimes fantastically nasty cultural phenomena simply creep up. A decade ago it was fairly rare to see a media report of an acid attack in the UK. Now …

Crime

Murder inquiry after man injured in Glasgow pitched battle dies

Police call for witnesses as more than dozen men with guns and knives involved in ‘wild west’ fight near playground<p>Police in Scotland have launched a murder inquiry after a man injured in a pitched battle in Glasgow involving more than a dozen men died in hospital on Sunday night.<p>The men fought …

Crime

Cardiff Model: How does it work to cut violence?

The Cardiff Model was launched 20 years ago to fill gaps in police knowledge into violent incidents.<p>It has led to changes such as plastic glasses in bars, real-time CCTV usage and pedestrian areas in trouble-spots.<p>Now it could be used to help cut road accidents, with a funding bid to trial it in …

Cardiff celebrates 20 years of violence reduction

From London to Australia, a novel crime prevention model, first piloted in Cardiff, is being replicated around the world as it celebrates its 20th …

Cardiff

Mexico's monthly murder rate reaches 20-year high

Data shows 2,186 murders were committed in May, surpassing May 2011 record Crackdown on organised crime has consumed Mexico for more than a decade<p>Mexico marked another murderous milestone in its conflict with organised crime as the monthly homicide rate hit its highest level in 20 years.<p>Government …

Mexico

Trump and 'Morning Joe' trade insults on Twitter

Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington<p>President Trump tweets new attack on "Morning Joe," which quickly fires back<br>• White House defends Trump's coarse tweets, saying he "fights fire with fire"<br>• Trump will meet Russia's president in Germany. But will they discuss Russian …

Gun Control

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What Trump Doesn't Understand About Gun Control in Great Britain

British policies have proved remarkably effective—a fact that Saturday’s attack underscores, rather than undermines.<p>Amid a flurry of other comments after the London attack, the president of the United States tweeted the following:<p>OK, so let’s talk about guns.<p>Here’s a picture of London’s Borough …

Guns
Extremism

The things most likely to kill you

Humans are notoriously bad at assessing risk. It's why someone lights up another cigarette while worrying about getting killed by a terrorist, and …

Americans! Beware beds! https://t.co/SbvEikF8tP

Global Terrorism Database

FEATURED<p>START has released the first in a series of training modules designed to equip GTD users with the knowledge and tools to best leverage the …

Startling maps show every terrorist attack worldwide for the last 20 years

In the US, your risk of death due to terrorism is roughly 1 in 46,000.<p>Around the world, that rate can vary wildly. In an attempt to visualise those …

Ian Brady escaped hanging – and defined attitudes to the death penalty

Apart from their sheer horror, the Moors murders stayed in the public imagination because they marked the end of capital punishment<p>Ian Brady retained his dark grip on the British imagination right to the very end. The 1965 police photograph of the Moors murderer stared out from the front pages once …

Crime

‘An almost biblical notion of evil’ – why Ian Brady haunts the British psyche

Other child killers have slid off into obscurity, but Brady and fellow Moors murderer Myra Hindley have fascinated and revolted the nation for 50 years. We still haven’t heard the last of them<p>He has been, for half a century, “the most hated man in Britain”, the walking embodiment of evil, an …

Crime

London schools urged to install metal detectors to help stop knife crime

Police say ‘knife arches’ can help prevent attacks, as number of under-25s stabbed to death this year in capital reaches 17<p>Police have urged more London schools to install metal scanners to protect children from rising violent crime as the death toll of under-25s from stabbings in the capital this …

Met

Homicide and knife crime rates 'up in England and Wales'

<b>Cases of homicide and knife crime recorded by police in England and Wales are rising, figures suggest.</b><p>Some 4.8 million offences of all types were recorded in 2016, up 9% on 2015.<p>The Office for National Statistics said this increase was "thought to reflect changes in recording processes and …

35 Years Of American Death

Mortality rates for leading causes of death in every U.S. county from 1980 to 2014.<p>Researchers have long argued that where we live can help predict …

Rethinking Domestic Violence

Behind Closed Doors

Page 43 - And I got rather angry and slapped her in the face three or four times and I said, don't you ever say that to me again! And we haven't had …

The world’s most dangerous cities

COCAINE is grown primarily in South America, and trafficked to the world’s biggest market, the United States, via Central America and the Caribbean. …

Latin America

Join forces to reduce US violence, says UK expert

Violence in the US can be reduced if police and health agencies join forces, says a leading UK expert.<p>Evaluations show that policing and violence …

The cause of death that dare not speak its name: austerity

The reasons for knife crime are complex, but it’s wrong to ignore the impact of cuts to youth funding<p>On Monday Cedric Anderson, the estranged husband of a special education teacher, Karen Smith, walked into her primary school classroom in San Bernardino, California, and shot dead both her and …

Racism

I was on United flight 3411. Here's what I saw.

Unfortunately, I was aboard United Airlines flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville, Ky., on Sunday. Even more unfortunate was the fact that I was returning from a spring break trip with seven of my students from Louisville Male High School who also witnessed the unconscionable treatment of the …

Domestic violence and guns: the hidden American crisis ending women's lives

The shooting death of a teacher in San Bernardino, California, by her estranged husband was hardly an outlier – an estimated 50 women a month are shot to death in the US by former or current partners<p>In one mass shooting after another, some gun control advocates and journalists see a common thread: …

Gun Control

More guns mean more gun murders. Here's how we know.

After the San Bernardino shooting and the intense debate over guns that has followed, some conservative commentators are pushing back on the evidence that more guns mean more gun deaths, citing their own data and charts. But they're making a grave statistical mistake.<p>Over at National Review, for …

Guns

Brutal domestic attack caught on CCTV