Crime

The Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force all regularly fail to submit required crime data to the FBI for inclusion in national databases, but the Air Force has shown improvement over the past several years, according to a new report released by the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General.

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Niagara County is looking to the public for help in solving crimes, by registering their security cameras with the county.

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When it comes to identity theft and fraud, New York has the dubious distinction of ranking as the ninth most vulnerable state in the nation.

Ontario's independent corrections adviser says the province is one of the only jurisdictions in Canada that does not have a law limiting the use of strip searches in jails.

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Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced Tuesday morning that 124 people were arrested in a string of raids over a 28-day period. The effort to nab these suspects, said Derenda and others, were made possible through partnership among several law enforcement agencies as well as the community.

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The Erie County District Attorney announced Tuesday that a Buffalo Police officer faces charges, including assault, in connection with an arrest earlier this year during which the defendant was injured.


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The old statement in political campaigns is, 'Let's look at the record.' At Thursday night's Buffalo mayoral debate, Incumbent Mayor Byron Brown liked his record and challengers Mark Schroeder and Betty Jean Grant did not.

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Anonymous citizens have stepped forward and added $5,000 to the reward pool to help solve the January murder of Paul Byrd - in his car, in front of his Cornwall Avenue home in Buffalo's Grider-Delavan neighborhood.

Mother sentenced to 10 years for fatal stabbing

Aug 15, 2017

A Buffalo mother has been sentenced in the stabbing death of her daughter's father.

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With the Democratic primary for Buffalo mayor only four weeks away, incumbent Byron Brown has a substantial lead over competitors City Comptroller Mark Schroeder and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant.

Falls police discover body in trunk

Aug 10, 2017
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Niagara Falls Police arrested a Youngstown, Ohio man early Wednesday night after discovering a female’s body in the trunk of his vehicle. 

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Crime remains a big issue in Buffalo's mayoral campaign, with violence not going away. Wednesday night at the Merriweather Library, Mayoral Candidate and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant held one of her town hall meetings - this time on body and dash cameras, red light cameras and police checkpoints.

A new initiative designed to get the public involved in helping the Buffalo Police Department solve murders and other crime is underway.

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Right after his graduation from Buffalo's Math, Science, Technology Preparatory School at Seneca, Jequan Wilson posted the image of his high school diploma on Facebook. Hours later, he became another victim of Buffalo's street violence.

New York State may soon have a new way to prosecute dealers who sell heroin or opioids that result in a lethal overdose.

A man involved in a gunfight, during which a stray round struck a child in the head, has been convicted of weapons possession. 

A 15-year-old boy was granted youthful offender status for his sentencing Wednesday in connection with the stomping of a homeless man last September.

For nearly four years now, an unusual coalition of Republicans and Democrats has worked to reduce mandatory prison terms for many federal drug crimes.

But that bipartisan movement may be shallower than it appears. Indeed, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who both supported a cut-back on some drug punishments, are preparing a bill that would create tough new penalties for people caught with synthetic opioid drugs. Grassley chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Feinstein is the panel's ranking member.

In 1969, Philip Zimbardo, a psychologist from Stanford University, ran an interesting field study. He abandoned two cars in two very different places: one in a mostly poor, crime-ridden section of New York City, and the other in a fairly affluent neighborhood of Palo Alto, Calif. Both cars were left without license plates and parked with their hoods up.

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Every two seconds, someone’s identity is snatched through fraud.

With 15 homicides recorded since the star of the year, including three on New Year's Day, the City of Buffalo is having its deadliest start to a year in a decade. The mayor is assuring the public that police are working long hours to gather information for breaks in unsolved cases.


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A small number of citizens turned out to ask real questions of real cops about how policing works in Buffalo, during a meeting sponsored by Masten District Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo.

New Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era memo that directed the Justice Department to reduce the use of private prisons, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports

Sessions writes in the order that returning to the Bureau of Prisons' earlier approach would provide flexibility.

Buffalo officials insist strong efforts are being made to fight crime in the city after 2015 marked the lowest crime rate in recorded history. On Thursday's National Gun Violence Awareness Day, city leaders and anti-violence activists updated their continuing crusade.

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Against the backdrop of Buffalo’s economic boom, some East Side community leaders are worried about being left out of the city's so-called "renaissance." Crime and high unemployment are still a part of everyday life for many and stakeholders are hoping new development ideas will help reshape their neighborhood. WBFO's Thomas O'Neil-White reports.


The Erie County Sheriff's Office warned it has responded to nearly 20 larceny calls over the past few days in the towns of Boston, Concord, Elma and Grand Island.

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Cheektowaga police were expected to release more details today involving Saturday night's fatal shooting of a Java, NY man by a Cheektowaga police officer outside a hotel near the airport.

Crackdown launched on problem delis

Feb 26, 2016
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Claiming some corner stores have become "community centers for criminals," a group of local lawmakers is calling for a crackdown on unscrupulous deli owners.

As the national debate continues over strategies for curbing gun violence, a local panel will explore the issue from several perspectives.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a robbery at an upstate New York college that's being called  racially motivated.

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