CSAC Bulletin Article

Crime Rates Stable, Some Counties See Big Changes

September 28, 2017

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) recently posted a blog, Crime Rates Stable Overall, But Some Counties See Big Changes that examines the substantial differences of violent crime rate numbers and property crime rate numbers across the state as a whole and 15 of the largest counties between 2010 and 2016. Additionally, the blog discusses the impact of three significant criminal justice initiatives on the state’s incarceration rates and local criminal justice systems: Proposition 36 in 2012, Proposition 47 in 2014 and Proposition 57 in 2016.

PPIC is also looking to address the following questions in their upcoming research: How have reforms affected factors such as arrests and incarceration? Do these differ across counties? What is their relationship to crime rates? Have California’s criminal justice reforms improved outcomes for individuals released from local and state detention facilities?

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