Property crime

The 10 Best States to Retire In Now

Ask anyone to name the states U.S. retirees are most drawn to, and they'll likely fire off a list of coastal sun magnets. But as today's seniors look toward retirement with nest eggs battered by the recession, more factors than climate will go into their next choice of zip code.

Property Crimes Rise In Places You Wouldn't Expect

Overall property crime was down in 2010 according to the FBI, despite the rough economy. But in rural and suburban areas, the larceny and burglary rates actually rose. Here's why crime is shifting away from the big cities -- and what you should do to avoid being a victim.

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America

On Monday, the FBI trumpeted the news that violent crime dropped 5.5% in 2010 while reported property crimes fell 2.8%. The news, though, is not all so positive. A 24/7 Wall St. review of the data shows that violent crime rose in a several of the largest and poorest cities in the U.S.

Deter burglars with flower power

In Tokyo, it's called "Operation Flower." I, too, have observed the phenomenon: Pretty flowers deter crime. And in Suginami City, a district of...