15 Crime Stories From 2016 You Need To Read

Here are the most moving, unnerving, infuriating, revelatory, and memorable crime stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2016.

The Abortion Trial Everyone Will Be Watching In Trump’s America — Jessica Testa

When Detectives Dismiss Rape Reports Before Investigating Them — Alex Campbell and Katie J.M. Baker

Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered — Michelle Dean

Meet Fancy Bear — Sheera Frenkel

“He Thinks He’s Untouchable” — Azeen Ghorayshi

How To Survive A Lynching — Syreeta McFadden

Sheldon Johnson Wants to Go Straight, But The Past Won’t Let Go — Albert Samaha

Why Don’t Sexual Assault Victims Report? Ask These College Women — Tyler Kingkade

What Happens When Women At Historically Black Colleges Report Their Assaults — Anita Badejo

How A Forgotten 1903 Killing Spree Became America’s First Modern Mass Shooting — Sarah Weinman

Making An Arsonist — Mike Hayes

The Escort Who Killed Her Client In Self-Defense — Melissa Gira Grant

This Is How Queer People In Orlando Are Mourning After The Pulse Shooting — Meredith Talusan

The Brief Life and Tragic Death of Akai Gurley — Alex Ronan

These Widows Hope That A Factory Can Rebuild What The Drug War Shattered — Karla Zabludovsky

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