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2017 NIBRS Crime Data Released

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:37
The FBI released information on more than 6 million criminal offenses submitted to its National Incident-Based Reporting System last year, as law enforcement continues transitioning to the more robust system.

Ransomware Abettor Sentenced

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:14
A man who profited from the ransomware known as Reveton, which appropriated the FBI logo to scare victims into paying to unlock computers infected with the malware, will be spending time in prison.

Card Cloners Caught

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 03:46
A fraudster and his associates who bought credit card numbers online and used them to buy prepaid gift cards and money orders—stealing thousands of dollars in the process—have been sentenced for their crimes.

Ransomware Suspects Indicted

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:02
Two Iranian men were indicted in connection with the deployment of the sophisticated and sinister SamSam ransomware that crippled the operations of critical facilities in the U.S. and Canada.

ViCAP Links Murders to Prolific Serial Killer

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 03:00
Samuel Little has confessed to 90 murders to date, and the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program is working with partners nationwide to match those confessions to killings that occurred between 1970 and 2005.

Elder Fraud

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 06:48
A Canadian man was sentenced to more than 11 years behind bars for orchestrating a telemarketing credit card scam that defrauded at least 60,000 victims, many of them elderly, out of more than $18 million.

Combating Violent Crime

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 02:13
Prosecutors secured a 35-year prison sentence for an armed robber who hit three Philadelphia corner stores during a violent two-day crime spree in 2016.

Telemarketing Fraudster Sentenced

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 01:00
The owner of a Maryland telemarketing company that defrauded small businesses, schools, churches, non-profits, and others out of millions of dollars will be spending time behind bars.

2017 Hate Crime Statistics Released

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 00:30
The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the latest annual Hate Crime Statistics report.

STEM Day 2018

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 00:35
The FBI uses science, technology, engineering, and math in nearly every investigation, and STEM Day serves as an opportunity to highlight career opportunities for individuals with these skill sets.

Festival Founder Sentenced

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00
The creator of the purported luxury music festival Fyre Fest will be spending time behind bars for defrauding investors and customers out of more than $26 million in two separate schemes.

The Morris Worm

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 08:28
Thirty years ago, a graduate student unleashed the first major attack on the Internet and became the first person convicted of a new type of crime.

Combating Economic Espionage

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 03:00
The FBI and Department of Justice jointly announced economic espionage charges against a state-owned Chinese enterprise and other parties, along with a wider effort to combat Chinese economic espionage.

Cyberstalking

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 03:18
Two unrelated sextortion crimes committed months apart and hundreds of miles away from each other illustrate the dangers of compromising personal photos being in the wrong hands.

Terrorist Plot Foiled

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 04:43
An Indiana resident who pledged his support to ISIS was sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing information on explosives and poisons for use in a terror attack.

Charity Fraud

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:07
A man who operated a bogus charity and duped multiple corporations out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in matching donations will be spending time behind bars.

Public Contract Corruption Initiative

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:01
A new FBI initiative to help identity public corruption earlier will focus on a primary source of most of the corruption the Bureau sees—public contract corruption.

Bad News for Hacker

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:00
The mastermind of a $2 million scareware scheme that targeted readers of a Minneapolis news website has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

New Top Ten Fugitive

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 02:01
Lamont Stephenson, a New Jersey man wanted for murdering his fiancée, is the latest individual to be added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Hoax Threats are Crimes

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 03:00
Making a hoax threat against a school or other public place is a serious federal crime that can land you in prison and affect the rest of your life.