Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Lemont's 2011 crimes and crime rate compared with those of Naperville, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Woodridge and Joliet.
According to the FBI's 2011 Uniform Crime Report, Lemont’s crime rate, at 9, is the lowest of the crime rates of the nearby communities of Naperville, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Woodridge and Joliet. The crime rate is the number of violent crimes that occur per 1,000 residents and is calculated by dividing the village’s total population by number of violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), property crimes (burglary, larceny, car theft) and arson. The numbers below are from the FBI's recently released its 2011 Uniform Crime Report, which compiles information from local law enforcement about violent crimes and property crimes in their communities. READ:LOOK UP CRIME STATS IN LEMONT AND OTHER ILLINOIS COMMUNITIES. The FBI …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The malware locks up a user's computer, asks for payment to unlock the computer.
The FBI is warning computer users of an Internet scam that freezes computers immediately. Computers become affected by the new “drive-by” virus when users click on a compromised website, according to the FBI. The scam is described as a drive-by malware, known as the Reveton ransomware. Once infected, a person’s computer immediately locks, and the monitor displays a screen stating there has been a violation of federal law, according to a news release from the FBI. An Internet user receives a bogus message that appears to be from the FBI or the Department of Justice. The message says officials identified the person as having been associated with child pornography sites or other illegal online activity, the FBI said. To unlock the computer …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Cmdr. Greg Smith, a 20-year veteran of the Lemont Police Department, will spend 10 weeks in training this summer in Quantico, VA.
Lemont Police Cmdr. Greg Smith took temporary leave from the department earlier this month to attend the FBI National Academy, an intense 10-week training program for law enforcement leaders around the globe. Unlike the FBI Academy, which trains potential agents, the Virginia-based FBI National Academy offers police officers the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of leadership and specialized training courses in the areas of law, behavioral science, forensic science, terrorism, leadership development, communication and health/fitness. The prestigious program is held four times each year, and accepts about 250 officers each session. Smith was notified of his acceptance to the program in March. His classes began this month at the …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Curious about the number of crimes reported in your Patch town in 2010? We've got the FBI tally.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The FBI released its 2010 Uniform Crime Report Monday. South and southwest suburbs served by the Patch network in Cook and Will counties are listed below in charts for violent crimes and property crimes. The data reflect communities that reported crime statistics for all 12 months of 2010. Chicago Heights and Orland Hills were not included in the FBI's release of data. Due to a change in state reporting methods, Illinois statistics from 2010 cannot be compared to 2009 statistics, according to the FBI. The FBI cautions against using this data to rank police departments and community crime rates. When the FBI determines an agency’s data collection methodology does not comply with national UCR guidelines, that agency’s information will not be…