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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Editor's note: This piece discusses suicide. If you have experienced suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide and want to seek help, you can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting "START" to 741-741 or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Suicide is a global phenomenon that affects people of all countries, cultures, [...]
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
While violent crime increased for the second consecutive year, according to the 2016 FBI crime statistic release, a portion of those crimes are likely to occur in residential properties or commercial units. Although the chances of a violent crime or unpleasant situation can seem relatively small or minute, the truth is these situations are occurring [...]