Mar 12, 2012 Despite official denials, France is accused of being too ready to pay ransoms for hostages -- and so encouraging kidnappers to abduct its citizens.
Feb 7, 2012 Call it "elder financial abuse," the largely unreported crime claims hundreds of thousands of victims each year.
Jan 27, 2012 Journalist Patrick Symmes had a bicycle. Then it got stolen. So he got another bike, and that got stolen, too. He discusses his journey delving into the underground economy of stolen bikes.
Jan 6, 2012 Reforming our prison system may, in fact, help the country grow -- economically.
Dec 26, 2011 More than 60,000 sheep have gone missing in the UK this year - three times the usual number - as the rising price of Lamb presents opportunity for thieves.
Dec 19, 2011 According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, wrongdoing continues to drop.
Nov 10, 2011 Conventional wisdom says a bad economy leads to increased crime. But Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt tell us why that's not true.
Sep 22, 2011 High-quality printing plants have been making knock-off cigarettes and over-the-counter drugs for years, and are now getting into state drivers licenses. Customs officials have seized thousands.
Sep 22, 2011 Treasurer in Oakland County, Mich., sues the mortgage giants, claiming they owe millions in taxes on foreclosed properties. Fannie and Freddie claim they're exempt because they're government entities. But are they really?
Sep 22, 2011 The Arizona city wants to cut crime at convenience stores by cutting hedges and clearing window obstructions. The new law would also require high-crime stores to install more cameras, lighting.