"Over the five-year period from 2010 to 2015, the nation’s imprisonment rate fell 8.4 percent while the combined violent and property crime rate declined 14.6 percent, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Justice. Thirty-one states cut both rates simultaneously."
National Imprisonment and Crime Rates Continue to Fall: Crime dropped faster in 2015 in states with larger prison declines (2016)
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