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10 Cities With the Most Police, Firefighters Per Capita

When choosing where to live or work, public safety is a top concern. That's why it may be a smart move to consider a city with more police officers and firefighters per capita.

With many cities facing budget cuts, some local police and fire departments have been reduced in size. Still, many jurisdictions have managed to make funding for first responders a priority.

The website NerdWallet compiled a list of the Top 10 cities that it claims "invest the most resources in public safety" (though it only looked at cops and firefighters per capita, and not other types of "investment" in safety, such as paying for training or equipment). NerdWallet's Top 10 cities are:

A fake child abduction has parents upset and police investigating possible charges against the participants, including the "abducted" boy's parents.

Onlookers in a park in Sequim, Washington, watched a masked man grab a toddler and make off with him in a minivan. Frightened parents called 911, and one woman even attempted to chase the van in an attempt to record its license plate number, reports The Associated Press.

What could possibly happen to these fake child abductors?

Google Glass muggings are on the rise, at least in California, as the expensive devices are being seen more often in public.

The most recent incident involved a man who says he was robbed at taser-point for his laptop and Google Glass on Monday, Los Angeles' KNBC-TV reports. It happened as the man was working on his patio along the popular Venice Beach Boardwalk.

With another Google Glass mugging reported Friday in San Francisco, are Glass-related robberies a new trend?

A man who allegedly planted a backback containing a rice cooker at the Boston Marathon finish line has been arrested and charged with possession of a hoax explosive device.

Later identified as Kevin Edson, 25, the Boston man was spotted on Tuesday night "barefoot, yelling, and holding a backpack." Bomb squads were called in to safely dispose of Edson's backpack and another unattended backpack left by a news crew, both of which were not deemed to be explosive, reports The Washington Post.

This alleged hoax on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing will be no joke when Edson appears before a judge.

Today marks one year since the Boston Marathon bombing, and much has happened since April 2013.

As the nation reflects on that tragic day, let's take a moment to catch up on all the legal events surrounding the explosion that rocked Boston one year ago.

Was Jewish Center Shooting a Hate Crime?

The suspect of Jewish center shooting in Kansas has been charged with premeditated murder, but some groups believe that the killings were hate crimes.

Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, is accused of going on a shooting spree at a Jewish community center and nearby Jewish retirement home in Overland Park, Kansas. A 14-year-old boy, his grandfather, and an unrelated woman were killed, according to Reuters.

Cross allegedly has a long history of racism and anti-Semitism, but police say it's too early to determine if the killings were motivated by those factors.

A New York teen has been charged with murder after setting a mattress on fire because he was bored.

Marcell Dockery, 16, allegedly told the NYPD that he lit a mattress on fire in a Brooklyn high-rise because "he was bored," reports New York City's WABC-TV. Unfortunately, an NYPD Housing officer who responded to the blaze succumbed to smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Dockery now faces felony murder charges for his death. So what exactly is "felony murder"?

School Stabbing Suspect, 16, to Be Tried as Adult

A Pennsylvania teen accused of stabbing his classmates and school employees has been charged with four counts of attempted homicide and will be tried as an adult.

Alex Hribal, 16, allegedly stabbed 21 other students and a security guard at his high school. Although prosecutors are trying Hribal as an adult, his attorney wants a mental health expert to evaluate the teen's state of mind in hopes of getting him rehabilitated in a juvenile facility, Reuters reports.

So when can minors be tried as adults in criminal court?

Stiletto Heel Killer Convicted, Awaits Sentencing

A Texas jury has convicted a Houston woman of murder for killing her boyfriend in a stiletto heel stabbing.

Ana Trujillo, 45, alleged that she was acting in self-defense against her boyfriend Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, but jurors saw it as a homicide. The sentencing phase of Trujillo's trial is currently underway, The Associated Press reports.

So what kind of punishment may be ahead for the stiletto heel killer?

Mom Left Kids in Car During Job Interview: Cops

A mother in Arizona was charged with child abuse after she left her two young children in a locked car while she went to a job interview.

Shanesha Taylor, 35, claims that she's homeless, needed a job, and couldn't find anyone to watch her children when she went for the job interview in March, according to Phoenix's KSAZ-TV.

While some have criticized Taylor for her actions, thousands more are sympathetic to her plight. Supporters have raised more than $77,000 in donations to help her get back on her feet and pay her legal fees.