Latest Crime Statistics Released

Crime News Service: Today, the FBI released its annual compilation of crimes reported to its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program by law enforcement agencies from around the nation. Crime in the United States, 2015 reveals a 3.9 percent increase in the estimated number of violent crimes and a 2.6 percent decrease in the estimated number of property crimes last year when compared to 2014 data. According to the report, there were an estimated 1,197,704 violent crimes committed around the nation. While that was an increase from 2014 figures, the 2015…


FBI Files the Boss of the New England Crime Family

Raymond Patriarca

Crime News Service: Raymond Patriarca ruled New England organized crime for nearly fifty years. The Worcester-born crime boss moved to Providence as a boy, but married a woman from Worcester and controlled organized crime in the City for decades. For the past year, GoLocal reporters and editors have been working to gain access to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) file for one of America’s most infamous criminals and one of Rhode Island’s notorious favorite sons – Raymond Patriarca. Launching on August 3, 2015 and continuing over the next few months,…


Busted Drug Rings Became an Addict

Matthew Lowry

Crime News Service: Matthew Lowry once had a promising career in the FBI. But his drug addiction got the better of him, and on Thursday, he faces a lengthy prison sentence for stealing heroin he had collected as evidence. Lowry, 33, was relieved of his duties after his tampering with evidence forced US prosecutors to abandon their cases against more than two dozen drug traffickers. His fall from grace began with an addiction to prescription pain killers to treat his ulcerative colitis — a painful inflammation of the large intestine.…