Industry Crime Arrests Soar


September 8, 2004

Industry Crime Arrests Soar

JSA Crime Statistics for the first six months of 2004 offer encouraging news. The arrests of suspects who have been accused of committing crimes against jewelry businesses in the U.S. rose 31% over the same six-month period in 2003, from 243 arrests to 319 arrests. Arrests of jewelry criminals are at an all-time high. JSA says the FBI and local law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. are making unprecedented efforts to capture, prosecute and imprison jewelry criminals.

There were two homicides involving crimes against jewelry businesses in the U.S. during the first six months of 2004, the lowest in over 25 years. By way of comparison, in the last 25 years the number of homicides during a full year has ranged from a low of 9 in 2000 to a high of 46 in 1980. The JSA Web site has complete statistics for the first six months of 2004.



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