The country of Iceland has a population of 320,000 people, a low crime rate and virtually nonexistent gun violence. Now, for the first time in the nation’s history, the Iceland police shot and killed a man after responding to shots fired at officers on December 2. 175 more words
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The fatality happened in Reykjavik, and even then, the man who got shot didn’t die until he reached the hospital, while two policemen were ‘slightly injured’. 133 more words
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—Crime is at five-year high in San Francisco and according to police, the increase of smartphone robberies is largely responsible.
The latest numbers show that nearly 46,000 crimes were reported to police the end of October—the most ever since the San Francisco Police Department started tracking trends with their CompStat database in 2009. 179 more words
Amid mounting controversy over the accuracy of official crime statistics, the South African police have claimed that an index compiled by international consultancy IHS “vindicates” them. 11 more words