The FBI is now tracking cases involving animal abuse to find patterns and ways to help prevent animal abuse. Before cases of animal abuse where simply mashed together with other less serious crimes but now the FBI will have a dedicated database for animal cruelty like there is for murder and rape. The cases will be divided into four categories neglect, torture, and organized abuse. The database will also be open to local law enforcement and should help develop a better understanding of the correlation between animal abuse and child neglect and abuse, assault, murder, homicide, as well as finding where these events are more likely to occur. I am very glad the FBI is going to start this database as it is likely to save many animals and people from suffering further abuse.
To report a crime involving animal abuse to the FBI please visit
It is a link to a partnership between the FBI and the Nation White Collar Crime Center.