crime statistics http://www.kplu.org en FBI report: Seattle, Tacoma saw spike in murder, robbery in 2012 http://www.kplu.org/post/fbi-report-seattle-tacoma-saw-spike-murder-robbery-2012 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Violent crime has gone up in our region, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.</span></p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/preliminary-annual-uniform-crime-report-january-december-2012" target="_blank">FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for 2012</a>, Seattle and Tacoma saw more murders, robberies and aggravated assaults in 2012 than in 2011. Some other Washington cities, including Bellevue, also saw more crime. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:49:47 +0000 Paula Wissel 8981 at http://www.kplu.org FBI report: Seattle, Tacoma saw spike in murder, robbery in 2012 Statisticians: Don't rob a bank; it's not worth it http://www.kplu.org/post/statisticians-dont-rob-bank-its-not-worth-it It was a scenario many have imagined: Retiring to a lonely beach in Mexico after a few minutes of a heart-pounding crime — like Bonnie and Clyde riding into the sunset with a good stash of money attained through a handful of bank heists.<p>A group of scientists armed with a "normally confidential data set" decided <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1740-9713.2012.00570.x/pdf">to test the financial realities of robbing banks</a> (pdf) and they found that it simply doesn't pay. Well, that's speaking figuratively. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 00:44:44 +0000 Eyder Peralta 5290 at http://www.kplu.org Statisticians: Don't rob a bank; it's not worth it Does crime pay? Most car thieves, burglars get away in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/does-crime-pay-most-car-thieves-burglars-get-away-washington <p>In Washington, it appears crime does pay for some criminals.</p><p>The chance of a being arrested for stealing a car or burglarizing a house is pretty low. That&rsquo;s what nine years of crime statistics from the Office of Financial Management show.</p><p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:59:22 +0000 Paula Wissel 4797 at http://www.kplu.org Does crime pay? Most car thieves, burglars get away in Washington