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Tag: BIRMINGHAM CRIME

Allen Treadaway Alabama News
'Somebody better start pushing the panic button,' State Rep. Treadaway says of Birmingham violence

Former Birmingham Police assistant chief State Rep. Allen Treadaway (R-Morris) weighed in on current issues facing the Birmingham Police Department following a deadly weekend.

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Jim Zeigler: Two Alabama Democrat cities in national top 5 for crime

Bessemer and Birmingham are in the top five cities in crime.

Birmingham Police Department Crime Scene Unit by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver: Wielding the sword

The job of the state is to establish order and security, wield the sword and protect her residents' safety.

Birmingham Police Department Crime Scene Unit by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Birmingham ends 2023 with decrease in homicides after record 2022, but rise in overall violent crime and property crime

After one of the most violent years since the 1990s in 2022, Birmingham saw a decrease in homicides in 2023, but violent crime still rose slightly overall.

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Birmingham City Councilwoman 'disturbed' by weekend violent crime — ‘It is incumbent upon every single person in this city to stand up and do something’

After a spree of fatal shootings over the weekend in Birmingham, one city councilwoman released a statement asking Birmingham citizens to “stand up and do something” when they see something suspicious.

Birmingham Police Department Crime Scene Unit by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Multiple homicides in Birmingham on Saturday bring annual total to 122 as year nears end

Three separate deadly shootings on Saturday brought Birmingham’s homicide investigation total in 2023 to over 120 as the year nears its end.

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Birmingham homicides on downward trend since record-setting 2022, police say

After a record-breaking year in 2022, homicides are down in Birmingham compared to this time last year, according to police.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall working to familiarize law enforcement with new anti-gang law

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is working with local law enforcement to familiarize them with the state’s new anti-gang law, which enhances penalties for those involved in a criminal enterprise.

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Birmingham continues violent crime wave as suburbs are both most dangerous and safest municipalities in U.S.

Last year was Birmingham’s most violent year since the early 1990s, and several sources have ranked the city one of the most unsafe in the country. Meanwhile, Birmingham suburbs like Vestavia Hills and Mountian Brook had considerably low crime rates in 2022, and Vestavia even ranked among the safest places to live in the United States.

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AG Marshall working with lawmakers to draft bill to increase sentences for gang-related crimes

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is working with Republican lawmakers to bring a set of bills to the Alabama Legislature with the intention of curbing gang violence by increasing sentences for gang-related crimes.

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'We're not babysitters for children — That's not our job': Birmingham's Woodfin, BPD chief Thurmond beg parents to know where their kids are amid violent crime wave

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Police Department chief Scott Thurmond both warned parents on Thursday to keep an eye on their children in the midst of the city’s violent crime wave, which made 2022 one of the most violent years in Birmingham history and has claimed the lives of 16 children in the last 15 months.

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From murder to a love-fueled jail escape and policy in Alabama: Here are your top five crime stories from 2022

Alabama is known for its quaint and quiet towns, country roads and beautiful mountains, lakes and beaches. But beyond those peaceful scenes are violent, unthinkable acts happening before our eyes. Alabama lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are battling homegrown crime daily and in 2022, they were very busy.