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Crime rate

How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated?

This analysis provides a blueprint for how the country can drastically cut its prison population while still keeping crime rates near historic lows.

What Caused the Crime Decline?

This report examines one of the nation’s least understood recent phenomena – the dramatic decline in crime nationwide over the past two decades.

Most States Cut Imprisonment and Crime

This is an excellent infographic showing how reductions in incarceration lead to decreases in crime.

Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States

Three states – New York, NewJersey, and California – have achieved prison population reductions in the range of 25%. They have also seen their crime rates generally decline at a faster pace than the national average.

States Cut Both Crime and Imprisonment

This infographic is an excellent visual representation of the relationship between crime and incarceration.

Environmental Scan 2011

This report gives a broad overview of selected current and anticipated trends. It can used by corrections professional to inform their work.

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