Crime Dropping In Maryland | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Crime Dropping In Maryland

Play associated audio

By Matt Bush

Violent crime is down in Maryland, and that's caught the attention of the federal government. Members of the federal Department of Justice are spending the day in Annapolis to see the "Law Enforcement Dashboard."

Kristin Mahoney, the director of the governor's office of crime control and prevention, says the device can be accessed by any police or security officer with a standard security clearance. She says it has contributed much to the 5 percent drop in violent crime last year in Maryland.

"It takes 92 individual databases that generally in the past required 92 passwords and 92 different usernames for law enforcement to log on," she says. "And it puts them in one place."

Mahoney says an officer can find everything on the database, from criminal records to whether a person has pawned something in the last 30 days.

While crime did drop in Maryland last year, a national study ranked the state as the 8th most violent in the country.

NPR

'Queen Of Crime' PD James Was A Master Of Her Craft

A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.
NPR

Good Luck Keeping Your Paws Off 'Mittens The Cat Cake'

The story behind Gesine Bullock-Prado's elaborate chocolate-marzipan-pumpkin mousse cake involves her late mother and a rescue cat named Mittens.
NPR

EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama's Collision Course With GOP

The Environmental Protect Agency has drafted regulations on Ozone pollution. The latest move exposes divisions between the Obama administration and leading Republican lawmakers over the environment.
NPR

Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.