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A look at the homicides that have occurred in the region, from 2007 to present.

More than 2,700 school bus accidents were reported to the state Department of Motor Vehicles between July 2010 and May 2013. Many of the accidents are considered “preventable,” but that does not mean the bus driver was at fault: in numerous...

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Trial transcript and judge's decision from the 2000 civil trial relating to the 1971 Attica prison riots....
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The number of opioid-related deaths rose 47 percent in New York between 2010 and 2014, fueled by a surge in heroin abuse, state records show. The growth in heroin deaths in New York is part of a national trend, but new statistics from the state...

Crime outside New York City is continuing its downward trend, with crime down 8 percent from January through May compared to the same period in 2010. Crime statewide has dropped steadily over the past 10 years.
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More than three thousand hate crimes were reported in New York state between 2008 and 2012. The table below shows the number of Hate Crimes incidents reported in each county by individual reporting agencies. Only those agencies that reported...

State prisons have as many as 8,000 excess beds at their 67 facilities, and the ratio of corrections officers to inmates far exceeds national averages, state records show. A review of population counts and staffing levels by Gannett's Albany...

Nearly 40 years after tough new drug laws led to an explosion in prison rolls, New York State has dramatically reversed course, chalking up a 62-percent drop in people serving time for drug crimes today compared with 2000. Experts say that the...