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2011-11-16 12:00:00

HomeSecurityGuru.com reports the most recent Arizona crime statistics for both violent crime and property crime across the state. Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 HomeSecurityGuru.com, the web's largest and most comprehensive home security website, has just released a report that highlights the most recent Arizona crime statistics using multiple data sources. The data listed in the report includes the most recent statistics for the entire geographical area of Arizona as well as analysis...

2011-06-12 23:01:00

DALLAS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The ABTPA--formerly the Texas Auto Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA)--was created in 1991 by the Texas Legislature to help combat the growing auto theft problem in the state. Since that time, the ABTPA and its grantees have reduced vehicle theft in Texas by 70 percent and recovered 1,640,605 vehicles, amounting to over $11.6 billion in recovered...

2011-06-09 00:00:30

FrontPoint helps consumers protect their homes by showing how burglars know when no one is home McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 To help homeowners enjoy their summer with greater peace of mind, FrontPoint Security, the nationwide leader in wireless home security, released its list of Top 7 Home Burglary Tricks"”featuring tips to help consumers identify and take simple steps that can keep their homes safer from burglars. #1 VANISHING NEWSPAPER Burglars look for newspapers piling up...

2010-06-14 08:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The FBI reports that more burglaries occur during the summer months than any other time of year and that every home is a potential target. According to U.S. Department of Justice statistics, an American home is broken into about every 15 seconds. The best defense against burglary is prevention. With planning you can help make your home unappealing to burglars. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100614/LA20050) (Photo:...

2010-05-04 13:51:01

A study conducted at the University of Granada and the University of Cambridge reveals that police officers and criminals are more consistent in their judgments than ordinary people. However, police officers' reasoning is more similar to that of ordinary people than to that of thieves. This conclusion might have significant implications on criminal jurisdiction. For the purpose of this study, a 120-people sample was taken. The sample consisted of 40 expert criminals, 40 expert policemen and...

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2010-02-10 11:05:00

Research being undertaken at the University of Leicester highlights a career change for criminals from the more traditional household burglaries to personal muggings Globalization, and particularly cheaper electronic goods from China and the Far East, has altered behavior among Britain's burglars according research in progress at the University of Leicester. James Treadwell, a lecturer in Criminology from the University of Leicester's Department of Criminology suggests that the incredible...

2009-09-30 17:48:33

A Florida woman said items taken from her home during a recent burglary include her Nintendo Wii console, a pair of handguns and her uncle's ashes. Denise Littler of Bradenton said the wooden box that held the ashes of her uncle, David Littler, who died at age 83 four years ago, was left in its place along with her relative's military medals and dog tags during Friday's burglary, but a plastic bag containing the ashes was taken, the Tampa Tribune reported Wednesday. It's, like, 'Hello,' she...

2009-09-30 14:19:00

Authorities in Florida said a man was arrested and charged with breaking into a back yard and jumping into a pool while nude and covered in feces. The Martin County Sheriff's Office said a resident reported hearing the man crash through the screen of the pool at about 9 p.m. Saturday and he spotted the intruder, who he recognized as someone he had seen around the neighborhood, snatch a towel before fleeing, TCPalm.com reported Wednesday. Deputies said a K-9 unit tracked the suspect to a...

2009-09-17 14:38:52

Authorities in Ohio said a man admitted to breaking into three homes and stealing women's bras and underwear. Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said deputies saw Aaron Spradlin, 20, sitting in his truck Tuesday night and observed the truck matched the description of a vehicle seen at three burglaries during the past week, the Dayton (Ohio) News reported Thursday. Kelly said deputies searched the truck. That's when we discovered the ladies' undergarments, he said. The sheriff said all of the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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