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A plan to stop the rise in stolen cell phones

Apr 10, 2012
Wireless carriers will be able to disable a stolen phone, making it useless to resell.
Posted In: smartphone, Crime, cell phones

Small talk: Pink lights, games with cats, Google ads

Mar 16, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: using pink lights to deter criminals, an interspecies iPad game you can play with your cat, Google replacing ringtones with ads.
Posted In: Pink, Crime, cats, iPad, Google, ads

France accused of fostering market in hostages

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.
Posted In: France, al qaeda, Crime, hostages

Stealing from the old

Feb 6, 2012
Call it "elder financial abuse," the largely unreported crime claims hundreds of thousands of victims each year.
Posted In: elderly, Crime

Dude, where's my bike?

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.
Posted In: bike, bicycles, Transportation, Crime

What Now: The crime economy

Jan 6, 2012
Reforming our prison system may, in fact, help the country grow -- economically.
Posted In: What Now?, Crime, prisons

In the English countryside, no sheep is safe

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.
Posted In: sheep, livestock, Crime

Crime down, FBI says

Dec 19, 2011
According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, wrongdoing continues to drop.
Posted In: Crime, FBI

Freakonomics: Why crime continues to fall during a bad economy

Oct 4, 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.
Posted In: Crime

Chinese counterfeiters churn out fake U.S. IDs

Sep 20, 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.
Posted In: Crime

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