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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. This research has revealed that practices aimed at improving employment rates may be effective tools for promoting public safety.



Effective Investments in Public Safety Series

Drug Policy
Mass Incarceration and Long Sentences Fail to Make Us Safer

Keywords: Employment, Factsheet, Fiscal Policy, Positive Social Investments, Public Safety

Posted in Positive Social Investments

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