As people and jobs stream into the district, downtown's long-simmering problems butt up against vigorous urban renewal. Crime is up, but so are property values.
Sep 23, 2015   Los Angeles Times
In the face of recent violence committed by roaming groups of teenagers, officials in Philadelphia are imposing stricter curfews for youth.
Aug 12, 2011   The Philadelphia Inquirer
As riots engulf London, the role of technology in cities and crime-fighting comes into the spotlight. Some wonder whether this could usher in the age of facial recognition in cities.
Aug 11, 2011   Forbes
A Brookings Institute report shows that the difference between crime in the suburbs and cities has drastically decreased, and argues that the current drop in crime rates weakens the correlation between ethnic groups and crime.
Jul 6, 2011   The Brookings Institution
The border city of Juarez, Mexico, has been a flashpoint in the drug-fueled violence that has plagued many parts of Mexico. Recent figures show that nearly 25% of the homes there have been abandoned.
May 26, 2011   El Paso Times
Geomapping data is helping police in cities address problem areas, improve unsafe intersections and improve overall efficiency.
May 20, 2011   Governing
The Chinese megacity of Chongqing has announced plans to install a half a million surveillance cameras by 2012.
Mar 9, 2011   Agence France Presse
Officials in Ogden, Utah are considering a plan to launch an unmanned blimp to monitor the city from crime at night.
Jan 19, 2011   Reuters
With a recent murder, a shootout-turned-suicide, and a high rate of foreclosure, the reality of Celebration, Florida, is less ideal than appearances would suggest.
Dec 28, 2010   Next American City
Bike-sharing can't seem to shake its reputation for being a crime magnet, as in Paris. But here in the United States, theft and vandalism simply haven't emerged as problems, says Noah Kazis.
Nov 29, 2010   Streetsblog
The annual list of America's "Most Dangerous Cities" has prompted complaints from the U.S. Conference of Mayors -- a group typically dissatisfied with the list.
Nov 25, 2010   SF Appeal