Two officers from the department’s Professional Standards Bureau Inspections Unit explained to the five-member Kidnapping Statistics Review Panel that poor classification is at the root of the statistical discrepancies.
As Arizona continues to battle with the federal government over immigration policy, some cities are stepping up to make a statement of their own.
In late 2005, the housing market exploded. Developers arrived in Maricopa in droves. Homes and shopping centers sprouted up on farms and fields everywhere. Demand was so high, developers had to create lottery drawings for potential buyers. The city’s population exploded and grew by more than 4,000 percent by 2010.
Clifton sits at the base of the largest copper mine in the country. In 1910, it had nearly 5,000 people. Since then, the numbers have gone up a little, then down a bit, based on the price of copper and the needs of the mine.
Senator John McCain and Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake were once key authors of a guestworker program for illegal immigrants. They say that's come to an end.
The accused were trying to buy the military weaponry for the Sinaloa Cartel. Court documents show they used pounds of crystal meth for a down payment on the weapons.
Census figures are helping government and non-profit planners assess financial needs within their own communities.
In Arizona, as in most states, kids who don’t speak English well are put into separate classes to teach them the language. The number of kids in these classes has shrunk considerably over the last five years. Arizona’s Department of Education attributes the shrinkage to its model of instruction. Others claim the drop has more to do with a testing process designed to push students out of English classes before they are ready. The U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating the claim.
Two of the guns were reportedly used in the murder of a Border Patrol agent in December.
Along with the cash and guns, Customs and Border Protection agents are also finding illegal immigrants headed south.