Category Archives: Solving Crimes with Social Media

Watertown Daily Times | An ‘iceberg’ of unseen crimes Officers fear …

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Utah’s chief law enforcement officer was deep in the fight against opioids when he realized

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An ‘iceberg’ of unseen crimes Officers fear many cyber offenses go unreported, leaving pockets where criminal …

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Utah’s chief law enforcement officer was deep in the fight against opioids when he realized

Read more at: http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/national/an-iceberg-of-unseen-crimesofficers-fear-many-cyber-offenses-go-unreported-leaving-pockets-where-criminal-behavior-thrives-20180211

An ‘iceberg’ of unseen crimes: Many cyberoffenses go unreported

Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times

A secure room that blocks phone signals at the Computer Forensics Department of the Public Safety Headquarters in Fairfax, Va., Feb. 2, 2018. The country’s crime classification system is antiquated. Police commanders struggle with no data on an array of technology-based crimes.

Utah’s chief law enforcement officer was deep in the fight against opioids when he realized that a lack of data on internet sales of Fentanyl was hindering investigations. So the officer, Keith D. Squires, the state’s public safety commissioner, created a team of analysts to track and chronicle online distribution patterns of the drug.

In Philadelphia, hidebound ways of confronting iPhone thefts let thrive illicit networks to distribute stolen cellphones. Detectives treated each robbery as an unrelated street crime — known as “apple picking” —

Read more at: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/feb/06/an-iceberg-of-unseen-crimes-many-cyberoffenses-go/

An ‘Iceberg’ of Unseen Crimes: Many Cyber Offenses Go Unreported

Detectives only learned of the “cheating husband” scheme from faithful spouses who were not victims. The crime did not fit into any existing category, and since the police had made no arrests, they had no statistics to feed to a national crime database in Washington that can prepare other jurisdictions for the scheme.

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A secure room that blocks phone signals at the Computer Forensics Department of the Public Safety Headquarters in Fairfax, Va.

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Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/nyregion/cyber-crimes-unreported.html

An ‘Iceberg’ of Unseen Crimes: Many Cyber Offenses Go Unreported …

Detectives only learned of the “cheating husband” scheme from faithful spouses who were not victims. The crime did not fit into any existing category, and since the police had made no arrests, they had no statistics to feed to a national crime database in Washington that can prepare other jurisdictions for the scheme.

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A secure room that blocks phone signals at the Computer Forensics Department of the Public Safety Headquarters in Fairfax, Va.

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Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/nyregion/cyber-crimes-unreported.html

Digital Leader – CIO Angus McCallum on the Metropolitan Police using Box to help solve crime

The Metropolitan Police is rolling out cloud-based collaboration platform Box to 50,000 users in a bid to introduce efficiencies and stronger governance processes, so that police officers in the capital will have more time to focus on tackling crime.

CIO Angus McCallum told diginomica/government this week that digitalising content sharing in the force and with third parties, such as local authorities, will allow it to remove manual processes and reduce time-wasted collecting CDs and USBs, meaning officers can analyse documents and video on the go. As a result, the Met will be reducing its reliance on email as a tool for sharing information.

Box was procured through the G-Cloud and the Metropolitan Police has come out of a pilot phase, which began six months ago, and expects the full rollout to be completed by June. McCallum explained:

What we really wanted was a collaboration tool,

Read more at: https://government.diginomica.com/2018/01/18/digital-leader-cio-angus-mccallum-metropolitan-police-using-box-help-solve-crime/

‘It’s evidence gathering for today, tomorrow, the future’

Nearly across the board, statistics are up for Crime Stoppers of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka.

For one thing, there were 2,391 tips received in 2017 compared with 1,802 in 2016.

OPP Barrie officer Leslie Woodley stepped into the role of the program’s Police Coordinator in June.

The nearly 20-year veteran calls the position an ‘exciting change.’

“It’s all anonymous. For me, I get a lot of enjoyment out it. I can’t share it with anyone but it’s very rewarding to see crimes being posted through social media and the media.  Sometimes the same day, within the hour, you have the information you need to help solve the crime,” said Woodley, who, like her predecessor Const. Chris Lewis, works doggedly on social media platforms.

“We’re close to triple the Facebook followers and occasionally when I do a post, depending on the content of the post, I’ve reached over 50,000 people and we don’t even have 600 followers at this point. We’re trying

Read more at: https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/its-evidence-gathering-for-today-tomorrow-the-future-809011

Ryan Hansen: Television actor, crime stopper or both?

Ever wonder what kind of madness would ensue if celebrities took crime solving into their own hands?

Well, on Youtube Red’s new series “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television,” actor Ryan Hansen does just that — and not without a few snafus.

The 8-episode web series follows the misadventures of Hansen as he plays himself alongside Emmy-nominated co-star, Samira Wiley, who plays Agent Jessica Mathers, his more serious and reluctant partner in crime (literally). When the Mayor of Los Angeles makes the decision to put together a task force of celebrities to help solve crime in the city of angels, he enthusiastically volunteers his time.

Throughout the series, viewers can expect 30-minute episodes of Mathers chasing down criminals and Hansen getting in the way, creating inevitable hilarity along the way. The show lovingly makes fun of itself and the entertainment world while inserting lots of real life and

Read more at: https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2017/12/12/ryan-hansen-solves-crimes-on-television/23300590/

CCTV can help solve crime

Technology surrounding CCTV for homes and businesses is becoming increasingly more accessible, affordable, and easier to use than ever before.

CCTV can assist home owners to alert them to trespassers and can provide significant assistance to police to identify offenders and evidence of criminal actions.

The following placement of cameras can assist you and your neighbours:

  • At front and rear entrances where attempted entry may occur.
  • Near entrances to your property which can alert you to trespassers.
  • Street view which can assist your neighbourhood in identifying suspicious behaviour.

If your CCTV captures evidence of a crime occurring, or any suspicious behaviour, please provide a copy to local police which may assist with investigations. Publishing footage on websites or social media can hinder an investigation or jeopardise court proceedings, particularly where the website is open for comment or opinion.

Read more at: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/mountisa/2017/12/12/cctv-can-help-solve-crime/