Category Safety-Public Safety

State Dam Safety Statistics

State Dam Safety Statistics Source: Association of State Dam Safety Officials ASDSO was started in 1984 by a group of state dam safety officials from various states across the country, who had an interest in organizing a national association to improve dam safety. Representatives from each state make up the voting membership of ASDSO and […]

More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds

More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds Source: Violence Policy Center More than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data. […]

Where Police Don’t Mirror Communities and Why It Matters

Where Police Don’t Mirror Communities and Why It Matters Source: Governing A Governing analysis of recently published 2013 personnel data reported to the Bureau of Justice Statistics finds minority groups remain underrepresented, to varying degrees, in nearly all local law enforcement agencies serving at least 100,000 residents. Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented by a […]

Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012

Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Physical activity, including bicycling, is linked with multiple health benefits (1). However, although bicycles account for only about 1% of trips across all modes of transportation, on a per trip basis, bicyclists die on U.S. roads at […]

Pilot Reports of Close Calls With Drones Soar in 2015

Pilot Reports of Close Calls With Drones Soar in 2015 Source: Federal Aviation Administration Pilot reports of unmanned aircraft have increased dramatically over the past year, from a total of 238 sightings in all of 2014, to more than 650 by August 9 of this year. The FAA wants to send out a clear message […]

The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service’s Non-Fire Work

The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service’s Non-Fire Work (PDF) Source: U.S. Forest Service In 1995, fire made up 16 percent of the Forest Service’s annual appropriated budget—this year, for the first time, more than 50 percent of the Forest Service’s annual budget will be dedicated to wildfire. Along with this […]

Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment And Technology

Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment And Technology Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Presents findings on local police departments by population served in 2013, including comparisons with previous survey years. The report focuses on trends in the adoption of new types of equipment and technology. Topics include nonlethal weapons, in-car and body-worn video cameras, and license […]