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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
GILBERT, AZ (CBS5) -
Gilbert police say a program they're using has led to a drop in crime in certain areas of the city and has become a national model for other police departments.
The Gilbert Police Department said they've had success using Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) to identify areas with higher crime activity.
During the first two years using the program, the DDACTS zone has had an 11 percent decrease in violent crimes and a 39 decrease in burglaries, based on a comparison to the three year averages of crime data, Gilbert police said.
Law Street Media credits Gilbert as having a "very efficient policing system."
"Gilbert's safe atmosphere is created through the dedication of our terrific police department along with the commitment to our community from our residents and businesses to continue to make it a clean, safe and vibrant place to live and work," Gilbert Mayor John Lewis said.
Just north of Gilbert in the East Valley, Scottsdale ranked No. 5.
Each city is ranked by its violent crime rate, which is the measure of how many violent crimes occurred per 100,000 people in 2012. For additional information on Law Street's crime-ranking methodology, click here.
Here's the full list from Law Street Media:
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