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    Crime Migrates to Suburbs

    December 30, 2012, 8:01 p.m. ET


    The decline in homicides nationally has overshadowed a countertrend: rising murders in the suburbs, the communities that ring cities and have long been promoted as havens from violent crime. U.S. homicides fell sharply from 2001 to 2010, including a 16.7% drop in big cities, according to a federal Bureau of Justice Statistics study of the most recent, reported data. That is because of a host of factors, including better medical treatment for victims of violent injury and aggressive police measures in megacities like New York and Los Angeles.

    But homicides rose 16.9% in suburbs during the same period, according to the BJS. This came during a time when populations in both large cities and suburbs grew substantially.

    Today, suburban murders, from domestic violence to robberies gone bad to massacres like the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, make up about a quarter of all homicides in the U.S., up from 20.7% in 2001, according to the BJS.

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    Police: Gangs are everywhere, including suburbs
    ThisWeek Community News
    Monday March 25, 2013 7:22 PM

    As far as Chantay M. Boxill is concerned, people who get tattoos on their faces should have them read, “I never want to work at a real job.” She knows of a second-grader who has one. His parents belong to a street gang. Boxill is a Columbus police sergeant and in charge of the Columbus Division of Police’s criminal intelligence unit, which investigates, among other things, the activities of gangs. She was the guest speaker last week at a monthly meeting of Block Watch coordinators from the Northland area — and she pulled no punches.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/northland/news/2013/03/25/police-gangs-are-everywhere-including-suburbs.html



    Suburban Families Fighting Increasing Drug Issues
    Friday November 15, 2013 12:08 AM

    WORTHINGTON, Ohio – A Worthington mother keeps a box of belongings close to her. She wants to make sure that her child won’t steal the valuables and sell them to pay for heroin. It’s a habit that’s plunged the family into the depths of repair. “Hell. Pure hell,” she says. “We worry all the time we’ll be getting a phone call.” She says that five years ago, she felt there would be no way that it could have come to this.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/11/14/Worthington_Suburban_Drugs.html



    8 People Indicted In Multi-million Dollar Drug Operation
    By Glenn McEntyre
    Friday January 24, 2014 12:04 AM

    VIOLET TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Authorities say a multi-million dollar drug operation was hidden within what appeared to be a legitimate business in a quiet suburb. That’s how investigators describe what they call one of the biggest drug raids in Fairfield County history.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/01/23/Fairfield_County_Drug_Bust_Indictments.html



    Columbus Area Murders by Zip Code 2008-2014
    Posted on March 4, 2015

    I have been wanting to do these maps for awhile now, as there have been several searches on the site for them and they weren’t available. It took a lot of work, but here they are!

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