This Is What Rio Looks Like on the Eve of the Olympics 

The 2016 Summer Olympics are scheduled to kick off in Rio de Janeiro in two weeks. The Games will undoubtedly draw many people, both in person and via broadcasts. But while the events themselves are the attraction, a new photo series from the Associated Press shows the devastating reality of what’s happening just beyond the Olympic Village in Rio’s violent, gang-dominated slums. Read More >>

German Art Gang Bricks Up Train Door

A gonzo group of German artists-slash-troublemakers has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to an underground train in Hamburg, after sneaking in a stash of breeze blocks and enough padding material to block up a carriage door. Read More >>

London Police Testing Gang-Banger Pre-Crime Prediction System

London's police force is testing a new form of predictive crime tool, which mashes up historic criminal activity with current actions of known gang members and attempts to guesstimate the likelihood of a crim doing something bad. Read More >>

London “Gang Members” to be Banned From Having PAYG Phones or… Bikes

A fresh crackdown on youth gang crime is about to be launched in London, with police set to ban those deemed influential gang leaders from having off-contract phones to organise their crimes on, plus bicycles may be confiscated so they have no means of escape. At least they'll be less likely to die under a lorry. Read More >>

The US Army’s Insurgent Tracking Software Is Now Being Used to Track Gangs

We all know that social media is the criminal's worst enemy. But this summer, a group of MIT researchers are collaborating with police to test software that can reliably predict whether a person is part of a gang based on their social networks, building on similar software used to track insurgents in Afghanistan. Read More >>

The Louvre Closed as Staff Strike Over Pickpocket Menace

The extremely famous and most visited museum in the world was closed yesterday, thanks to staff walking out over aggressive pickpocketing which has seen organised gangs, some using children, terrorising workers. Read More >>