In The News: Center for Crime and Justice Policy

The Nevada Independent
October 11, 2021

Last year, the United States recorded the largest single-year increase in the murder rate since national record-keeping began more than 60 years ago. In Nevada, the murder rate rose 27 percent from 2019 to 2020.

Patch
August 30, 2021

Melody Morgan did not receive a medical evaluation and was not put on suicide watch, actions family members say could have saved her life.

The Nevada Independent
August 30, 2021

Bonnie Lopez describes her younger sister, Melody Morgan, as a creative person who loved drawing and painting.

Carson Now
August 30, 2021

The Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol Division is furthering its mission to promote safety on Nevada’s highways with the launch of a new, statewide anti-human trafficking campaign across multiple platforms now through October 10.

WhoWhatWhy
August 18, 2021

Delaware became the seventh state in the US since 2015 to mandate body cameras for all police — and the latest government entity to put great trust in body-worn cameras (BWCs) to improve frayed relations between the police and the public.

KOLD: News 13
April 29, 2021

The Tucson Police Department has found the majority of gun violence happens in just a handful of hotspots around the city and often times committed by the same people, officials say.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 22, 2021

An FBI mandate that took effect in January overhauled the way police agencies across the country report crime data, and local police are expecting it will project a rise in crime.

The Nevada Independent
March 3, 2021

Lawmakers are considering forming a statewide task force on human trafficking that could open the door for new federal funding opportunities to aid trafficking survivors.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 19, 2021

North Las Vegas is planning to expand its municipal court to offer diversionary programs that will focus on rehabilitation for those accused of low-level crimes.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 15, 2021

North Las Vegas is planning to expand its municipal court to offer diversionary programs that will focus on rehabilitation for those accused of low-level crimes.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 14, 2020

Las Vegas police officers were cited more than 3,000 times from January through October for failing to comply with body camera requirements, according to a report released by the Metropolitan Police Department.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
October 1, 2020

For three years the official death toll of the 1 October mass shooting in Las Vegas was 58. And two survivors who passed away later from complications directly related to their injuries in the incident were not initially added to that count until Thursday.