Amidst the debate about immigration in the U.S., a recently-published report prepared by several research partners, including one from the University at Buffalo, challenges the claims that immigrants are a significant influence on the crime rate.
The city of Syracuse had a record high number of homicides in 2016. That compares to a record low number of violent and overall crimes in 2015. Syracuse officials say while homicides are tougher to control, police do have the power to curb other crimes.
Geneseo Police are describing a murder-suicide as being the event that led to the stabbing deaths of three people early Sunday morning in the village.
They say that 24-year-old Colin Kingston of Geneseo, who recently broke up with 21-year-old Kelsey Annese of Webster after a three-year relationship, had been distraught when he went to the house that Annese lived in.
A federal judge handed down the maximum sentence to two people who pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of six different children, including two Amish girls they kidnapped. It was essentially a life sentence for both of them as they face hundreds of years behind bars.
When colleges catalog information about crimes reported on campus, they're not just doing it for their own records.
Robert Kehoe is the chief of police at the College at Brockport. They're one of 28 SUNY Schools that uses New York State University Police on campus.
"Every year it seems the federal government, and at times the state government, develop certain mandates in in addition to what we already do in terms of our processes procedures and reporting requirements."