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11 Nov 2013

Latest FBI crime data for every Maryland city

Our look at crime in Tahoma Park, Md., was based on our analysis of the FBI’s 2012 Crime in the United States report. We downloaded the city-by-city data for Maryland and then used Excel to clean up the data and calculate crime rates.

12 Oct 2013

Actually, UR’s crime rate tops VCU’s

The question sounds like a no-brainer: Which school has the higher crime rate — gritty-urban VCU or posh-bucolic University of Richmond? The answer is counterintuitive.

12 Oct 2013

How schools compare on crime

Here is our analysis of the data used in this report. The raw data came from the FBI; we downloaded it, cleaned it up and calculated crime rates.

11 Oct 2013

Crime down citywide but up near VCU

Overall crime in Richmond has dropped more than 3 percent this year, but it has increased in certain neighborhoods — especially around VCU’s two campuses.

11 Oct 2013

Compare Richmond’s neighborhood crime statistics

Here is the neighborhood-by-neighborhood crime data used in this report.

21 Apr 2012

Claimants see injustice in judge’s denials

An administrative law judge in Richmond rejects nearly eight of every 10 claims for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits — one of the highest denial rates in the country. Lawyers and claimants say Judge Drew Swank is unfair, and they have filed complaints against him.

21 Apr 2012

Judge Swank: In his own words

Last year, Drew A. Swank, an administrative law judge who handles disability claims for the U.S. Social Security Administration in Richmond, wrote an article titled “Welfare, Income Detection, and the Shadow Economy” for the Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy.

21 Apr 2012

Search our database on Social Security Administration judges

With this search tool, you can see summary statistics on each administrative law judge who has decided Social Security Administration disability cases. You’re searching a database of about 1,700 judges who have handled disability cases since October 2009.

21 Apr 2012

About the Social Security disability rulings data

The data for this report came from the Social Security Administration. For each fiscal year, the agency’s Office of Disability and Adjudication Review posts a “public use data file.” This file shows how many decisions each administrative law judge made; it lists how many cases were denied, partially approved and fully approved.