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October 2016 Archives

Violent Crime on the Rise in Arizona

What is causing the spike in violent crimes in Arizona?

Following a national trend, violent crime increased in a number of cities in Arizona in the past year according to FBI data. The bureau's annual crime report found that murder was up in 13 U.S. cities, but that property crimes fell by nearly 3 percent across the nation.

Taking the High Road in Arizona

Q: What impact would legalization of marijuana for recreational use have on Arizona DUI cases?

With the long-fought and highly-contentious presidential election campaign kicking into high gear, people might have lost sight of some statewide initiatives on the ballot this November. But in Arizona and a handful of other states, it's particularly important for voters to stop and smell the-marijuana.

Task Force Targets Flagstaff Crime Ring

What is being done about gang-related crime in Arizona

Last month we wrote about a multi-agency task force that conducted successful crime raids in Tucson under the code name Operation Southern Star V. Similar forces were recently at work in Flagstaff after a raid spearhead by the ATF that has been described as the largest arrest operation ever to be conducted in the city. 

Doing Time for Diaper Duty in Arizona

Q: Can I be charged with child molestation for changing a baby's diaper?

Imagine doting grandparents babysitting while the parents have a date night. After dinner, Grandpa gives the bubble baths and Granny diapers the babies just before they settle in for bedtime stories. This Norman Rockwell moment is interrupted by a sudden knock on the door. "Police! Open up!" Granny gets cuffed. Gramps gets a mugshot.

Arizona DUI Penalties

According to the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority, auto theft is costing the state millions of dollars in economic losses. The AATA also notes that Arizona is 8th in the nation's ranking for auto theft. In 2014, over 17,000 vehicles were stolen in the state, mostly in Maricopa County. The most frequently stolen vehicles were 1997 Honda Accord, 1998 Honda Civic, 2006 Chevrolet Pickup, 2003 Ford Pickup and 2005 Dodge Pickup.

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