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Factsheet: Response to Preliminary 2006 FBI Uniform Crime Report

The 2006 Preliminary FBI Uniform Crime Report is a survey of law enforcement agencies and includes only crimes reported to those agencies.

Effective Investments in Public Safety: Mass Incarceration and Longer Sentences Fail to Make Us Safer

Places that did not increase their use of incarceration as much as others experienced bigger drops in crime.

Effective Investments in Public Safety: Drug Treatment

Whereas in 1980 only about 8% of federal and state prisoners were incarcerated for a drug offense, in 2003, 55 percent of the federal prison population and 20 percent of prisoners in state facilities were incarcerated for drug offenses.

Effective Investments in Public Safety: Unemployment, Wages, and the Crime Rate

Research studies focusing on unemployment rates and market wages have found relationships with the crime rate in the United States.

Effective Investments in Public Safety: Education

There is evidence that suggests that education and graduation rates may relate to crime rates, and this new research comes at a time when education programs are receiving less and less funding, and more money is being spent to incarceration—a public safety policy that has not been proven to lower crime rates.

The Dangers of Detention: The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention and Other Secure Facilities

Despite the lowest youth crime rates in 20 years, hundreds of thousands of young people are locked away every year in the nation’s 591 secure detention centers. Detention centers are intended to temporarily house youth who pose a high risk of re-offending before their trial, or who are deemed likely to not appear for their trial.

Factsheet: Maryland Crime Ads in Context

This factsheet includes background data and findings to put the recent television and web-based campaign advertisements by the candidates for governor of Maryland into context.

Fact Sheet: Rising Juvenile Crime in Perspective

The 2005 FBI Uniform Crime Reports were released and some media noted concerns of a 19 percent increase in juvenile murder arrests.

Fact Sheet: Response to FBI's Uniform Crime Report

The recently released 2005 Uniform Crime Reports, a Justice Department survey administered by the FBI that shows national arrests trends, have renewed concern that crime is on the rise.

You are Safer than You Think: Crime and Public Opinion on Fear of Crime

While the overall crime picture in Washington D.C. has not changed dramatically, the proportion of registered voters concerned about crime has surged, according to polling conducted by The Washington Post.

DC Crime Emergency In Context

The Mayor’s emergency proposal to crackdown on D.C. youth through an historic erosion of youth protections, and increased surveillance and policing is not justified by crime data or best practices for enhancing public safety.

2005 Crime Rise in Context

This factsheet includes bindings based on a longer timeline as context for policy choices that may impact crime and public safety.

Ganging Up on Communities: Putting Gang Crime in Context

In an effort to better understand the national public safety impact of gangs, this policy brief examines leading national indicators of crime to put the concern around gangs in the context of those crime trends.

Ganging Up on Crime?

The Bush administration and Congress support huge cuts to programs that serve youth, which is likely to do more to destabilize communities and aggravate crime than promote public safety.

Tipping Point: Maryland's Overuse of Incarceration and the Impact on Public Safety

This policy brief highlights the large number of people being removed from Maryland communities and its impact on public safety.

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