There was less reported violent crime across the U.S. last year after a dramatic spike in 2020. But there were more car thefts and hate crimes reported.
An autopsy has found that the death of a 62-year-old church deacon who was electrically shocked by an Atlanta police officer was a homicide. Johnny Hollman became unresponsive on Aug. 10 while being arrested after a minor car crash.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is moving the headquarters of the Middle Georgia branch of the state’s Gang Task Force into a fortress-like Macon-Bibb County government building known by many simply as “The Castle.”
Los Angeles Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell was found dead with a gunshot wound at his home. Authorities have arrested the husband of his housekeeper in his killing.
Fatal shootings near Atlantic Station Nov. 26 and at an Atlanta apartment complex Dec. 17 killed four teens and injured others. Mayor Andre Dickens and the Atlanta Police Department are calling the trend "unacceptable" after public outrage and a student protest.
As violent crime and killings are on the rise across the United States, Savannah has become a symbol of success in one vital metric: The city’s ability to solve homicides far exceeds the national average, according to police statistics.
RaDonda Vaught's prosecution was widely condemned by nurses, who said it set a dangerous precedent that would worsen the nursing shortage and make them less forthcoming about admitting mistakes.
The covid pandemic has coincided with more death from one of the nation’s chronic health issues: gun homicide. Cities across the country, but more often in the South, have seen a spike in the number of gun homicides in the last year and a half. What isn’t easy to understand is why this is happening or what to do about it.
Experts say crime across the U.S. in 2020 was like no other year as COVID-19 ravaged the country and protests flared. It was a seesaw of dips for some crimes and spikes for others, such as homicide.
The data for 2019 show a slight overall increase but offenses were more violent than in previous years. About half of the 51 bias-motivated homicides stemmed from the Walmart mass shooting in Texas.
Four seemingly unconnected homicides in three days have punctuated a seven-month stretch when Savannah's murder rate was down. Connect Savannah editor...