Why Does Crime Heat Up in Summer?

The summer months bring warm weather, outdoor activities, vacations and fun, but the rising temperatures also bring a spike in crime rates. This trend of increased crime is particularly true in northern cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit and Philadelphia, though the phenomenon seems to occur in most major cities around the nation. The reasons behind [...]

Safety Precautions for Industrial Jobs

People across the country put a lot of time and effort into their jobs, but some people actually put their lives in danger every day when they go to work. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that 5,147 workers were killed on the job in 2017, which is more than 99 people per week [...]

What we can learn from accidental shooting deaths and gun safety best practices

Accidental shooting deaths are a big issue in the United States. The statistics are difficult to observe, but they are important to promote awareness and prevention of accidental shootings. Proper education and training around gun safety is helpful to improve gun safety and lower accidental shooting deaths. Accidental Shooting Death Statistics The Centers of Disease [...]

Winter Safety Reminders

As we dust off our down comforters, freshen our winter coats, and warm up our apple cider, it’s the time of year that we enjoy curling up with loved ones under the comfort of warm blankets by the crackle of a fireplace.  If you don’t have a fireplace, you might plug in your space heater...

Addressing Seasonal Affective Disorder

Many people are familiar with the winter routine: bleak, overcast days, sloshing through piles of dirty snow, wind-bitten noses, and what seems like weeks until the next bright sunny day.  There is a word in the Danish language that seeks to combat the anxiety and distress that winter can bring: hygge.

What to Do in an Unattended Death

Unattended death is defined as anyone who passes away without supervision. If left for a certain length of time, unattended deaths can result in a body that decomposes. Finding a loved one who has passed away is devastating, but finding a decomposing body can be even more traumatic.

Homicide Prevention

The homicide rate in Chicago is higher than most cities in the US. This past weekend alone saw 74 people shot in Chicago, 12 of them fatally. Because homicide cleanup is our core business - and our family has also experienced homicide personally - we have strong opinions about the issue and have developed ideas about solutions to preventing homicide.

Suicide Prevention

As crime scene cleanup and suicide cleanup professionals, we see more tragedy than most people. We wanted to take a moment to provide some education around this important topic and provide some helpful resources for anyone considering suicide.