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Safety / Justice

Census

Neighborhoods Where Black Men Are Missing

Ratios of black men to black women serve as proxy for mass incarceration and other socioeconomic issues.

By Michael Maciag  |  January 29, 2019
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Safety / Justice

Pedestrian, Cyclist Fatality Data By Lighting Conditions

Metro area and county statistics on numbers of pedestrian deaths in dark, daylight and other lighting conditions.

By Michael Maciag  |  January 7, 2019
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Public Safety & Justice

2017 Crime Rates Expected to Drop

According to a new report, 2017 will have continued a steady long-term downward trend in crime rates.

By Michael Maciag  |  December 22, 2017
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Safety / Justice

Police Officers, Employment Totals for City Departments

Employment totals and numbers of officers for city police departments.

By Michael Maciag  |  November 20, 2017
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Public Safety & Justice

Some Police Departments Are Adding Staff for the First Time in Years

But while many cities are beefing up their forces, others are still feeling the effects of the recession.

By Michael Maciag  |  November 20, 2017
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Public Safety & Justice

The Mythical Link Between Immigrants and High Crime Rates

Decades of research has largely rejected claims associating immigrants with higher crime. A new Governing analysis finds the same to be true for undocumented immigrants in particular.

By Michael Maciag  |  March 2, 2017
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Management & Labor

For Some, 'Ban-the-Box' Laws Are Making It Harder to Get a Job

The laws are meant to make it easier for ex-felons to get hired. But they're having the opposite impact on some people who don't even have a criminal history.

By Mike Maciag  |  October 4, 2016
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Public Safety & Justice

Is There Really a ‘Ferguson Effect’?

Some say police officers are increasingly reluctant to intervene in dangerous situations, fueling a crime wave in cities throughout the nation. Others say that's just not true.

By Mike Maciag  |  September 9, 2016
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Public Safety & Justice

Who Crime Victims Are and How They View Justice Reform

Key takeaways from recent surveys about crime's impact on victims.

By Michael Maciag  |  August 12, 2016
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Public Safety & Justice

The Daily Crisis Cops Aren’t Trained to Handle

Ten percent of 911 calls involve mental health situations that most police aren’t prepared to deal with, leading to sometimes tragic outcomes.

By Mike Maciag  |  May 19, 2016
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Safety / Justice

Analysis: Undocumented Immigrants Not Linked With Higher Crime Rates

Research has largely rejected claims associating immigrants with higher crime. A new Governing analysis finds the same to be true for undocumented immigrants.

By Michael Maciag  |  March 2, 2017
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