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Military law enforcement inconsistent in reporting crime data

Military law enforcement inconsistent in reporting crime data

Business
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Pentagon's Inspector General said in a new report that law enforcement organizations within the Armed Forces "did not consistently" submit fingerprint and final disposition reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.The U.S. Air Force and Secretary of Defense James Mattis launched reviews last month of how the military reports criminal records after former Airman David P. Kelley killed 26 people at a church in Texas.Kelley had been convicted of domestic violence and served one year in military prison, however that information had not been entered into the FBI database -- which would have disqualified him from owning a firearm.The report released Tuesday by the Department of Defense, which was already been in progress at the time of the shooting in Texas, found that ...
Study finds inverse relationship between foot traffic and crime

Study finds inverse relationship between foot traffic and crime

Science
July 20 (UPI) -- Researchers in California have identified a strong inverse correlation between foot traffic and crime. The more foot traffic, the more eyes on the street, the lower the rates of crime.The correlation was discovered by a pair of researchers from California who set out to study the impacts of marijuana dispensaries on crime.In 2010, in response to public concerns over a supposed link between pot dispensaries and crime, the Los Angeles City Council voted to curb the number of business permits to dispensaries. Roughly two-thirds of the city's dispensaries closed. After a barrage of complaints from patients and patrons, the city council reneged and many dispensaries reopened.Tom Chang, an assistant professor of finance and business economics at the University of Southern Califo...