March 15, 2012 |
The City of Manassas experienced an increase in traffic tickets and citations for driving under the influence, while violent crime declined in the past year, according to a report released Monday. Police Chief Douglas W. Keen presented the department's 2011 annual report to the City Council on Monday, where council members praised the chief and the department for stepping up enforcement and increasing community policing efforts in Manassas neighborhoods. Overall, arrests dropped 4 percent, according to the report, but DUIs...
January 22, 2009 |
Crime in Loudoun County increased in most major categories last year, according to preliminary statistics, and a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman said population growth and the deepening recession were probably factors in the trend. The number of violent crimes was 27.5 percent higher than in 2007. Most of that increase was due to a sharp rise in aggravated assaults, from 92 in 2007 to 137 in 2008. The number of homicides went up from one to three, the number of rapes from 51 to 53, and the number of...
February 15, 2009 |
Although homicides more than doubled in Charles County last year, the amount of crime overall stayed about the same from 2007 to 2008, according to data released last week by the sheriff's office. To combat the perception that crime is growing worse in Charles, especially in the Waldorf area, the sheriff's office released data showing drops in every type of violent crime except homicides from 2007 to last year. The number of homicides rose from four to 10. Those figures, which vary from data...
February 15, 2013 |
As pr osecutors, we have long noted with distress how often children are present when violent crimes are committed. Kids don't need to be the target of the violence to be scarred by it. Ask any adult who witnessed domestic violence while growing up; decades later, he or she will still be able to talk vividly of the event and how it affects them today. Researchers studying these "invisible victims" have found that an array of emotional and behavioral consequences flow from the exposure.
March 3, 2013 |
Back in the crack-infused 1980s, young men with guns and drugs ruled the single block of Hanover Place NW. People who lived in the two-story rowhouses one mile north of the Capitol fell asleep year round to the sounds of the Fourth of July, a pop-pop-pop that they hoped was firecrackers. It rarely was. But after two decades of consistent and dramatic declines in homicides and gun violence in Washington and many other major cities, Hanover Place is...
September 20, 2013 |
Prince George's County got an $850,000 boost to crack down on violent crime. Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown helped the Prince George's County State's Attorney's office secure the money to grow its Strategic Investigations Unit, which aims to reduce violent crime. The money will help the State's Attorney's Office hire 12 more staff members, including four additional prosecutors, a paralegal and an employee to work with victims and witnesses. Brown said the money...