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Reducing Crime by Investing in Violence Prevention

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2015 crime statistics, confirming that while crime overall is still at a twenty-year low, some cities across America experienced significant increases in homicides in 2015. This data shows we must rethink our approach to violence and how we are enhancing community safety, particularly in the places most impacted by crime. In the cities hit hardest by increases in homicides, violence prevention programs went underfunded. For more information on how to invest in violence prevention and rethink our approach to violence, read JPI’s newest report Defining Violence, visit our violence prevention page, download our infographic above, and more.

What new crime stats tell us about our approach to justice?What new crime stats tell us about our approach to justice?

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—We need to rethink our approach to violent crime.

FBI: Violent crime, murder rose in 2015, but stats still at historic lowsFBI: Violent crime, murder rose in 2015, but stats still at historic lows

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Citing JPI's Marc Schindler.

Defining Violence: America Needs To Reconsider Its Approach To Violent Crime To End Mass IncarcerationDefining Violence: America Needs To Reconsider Its Approach To Violent Crime To End Mass Incarceration

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Marc Schindler writes about JPI's new report, Defining Violence .

Violent crime shouldn't be left out of prison reform debateViolent crime shouldn't be left out of prison reform debate

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Read JPI's new report, Defining Violence .

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JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Citing JPI's The Right Investment .

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JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Citing JPI's Gaming the System .

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Read JPI's newest report Defining Violence: Reducing Incarceration by Rethinking America's Approach to Violence for more information

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