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GUEST COMMENTARY: Collaboration can improve public safety

GUEST COMMENTARY: Collaboration can improve public safety

Serious crimes do not respect geographic boundaries. The same is true for offenders and, sadly, their victims.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago crime rate cut by 33 percent

EAST CHICAGO | Crime for the first quarter of 2014 in East Chicago is down overall, compared to the same three months in 2013.

April 29, 2014 10:16 am

Valpo police report fewer crimes in 2013

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department reported a 22 percent decrease in the number of crimes in 2013 from the previous year.

February 10, 2014 10:00 am
Griffith police report decrease in crime for 2013

Griffith police report decrease in crime for 2013

GRIFFITH | Police and town officials are crediting community partnerships for a continued decline in crime in Griffith.

January 19, 2014 8:45 pm

Cal City police: Crime on decline, will boost patrols at mall

CALUMET CITY | Police officials said Tuesday that crime is on the decline in the city, and they plan to create a new detail of officers to focus on River Oaks shopping center.

October 29, 2013 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Many solutions to Gary's crime problem

When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson requested urgent assistance from the Indiana State Police, it was obvious the city's homicide problem was bad. As Lauri Harvey Keagle's stories today show, the problem is alarming.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart violent crimes declined in 2012

HOBART | Violent crimes including homicides, rapes, auto thefts and burglaries declined last year, statistics which pleased Lt. David Grissom.

February 16, 2013 7:03 pm
Portage crime drops 17.5 percent in 2012

Portage crime drops 17.5 percent in 2012

PORTAGE | The number of reported crimes in Portage dropped 17.5 percent in 2012 from the previous year, according to statistics released by Portage Police Chief Troy Williams this week.

February 16, 2013 6:15 pm Related

Crime in Hammond falls by 6 percent in 2012

HAMMOND | Crime fell by 6 percent in Hammond in 2012, with the city seeing fewer murders, burglaries and auto thefts than the previous year, recently released statistics show.

January 11, 2013 8:30 pm

Hebron celebrates low crime, new stores

HEBRON | Most of the town's police force attended Tuesday's town council meeting, but it wasn't to quell an angry mob.

November 20, 2012 9:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Citizen involvement is vital crime-fighting tool

Shoppers who witnessed Saturday's shooting at Westfield Southlake mall in Hobart might not realize how aggressively Northwest Indiana police are working to keep down the crime rate.

November 13, 2012 12:00 am Related

Munster police to update resident on crime at Jan. 26 meeting

MUNSTER | The Police Department's first quarterly meeting of the year is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Munster Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road.

January 18, 2012 9:00 pm
Portage mayoral candidates weigh in on public safety

Portage mayoral candidates weigh in on public safety

PORTAGE | One thing the two candidates for mayor can agree on is that public safety is a top issue in this year's campaign.

October 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Glenwood stats show crime spike in 2010

GLENWOOD | The village reported a more than 40 percent spike in certain violent and property crimes in 2010 compared to 2009, according to Police Chief Demitrous Cook.

February 21, 2011 12:00 am

Violent crimes rise in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | Homicide, rape and assault cases increased in Merrillville in 2010 while arson, residential thefts and business thefts decreased.

February 19, 2011 9:15 am

FBI: Violent, property crime rates down across country

Violent and property crime rates across the country fell compared to to the same time frame last year, according to the FBI.

December 20, 2010 6:00 pm
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