The average person in a large urban area is safer walking on the street today than he or she would have been at almost any time in the past 30 years. In some cities, murder is up. But there is not yet sufficient evidence to conclude it's a national trend.
America’s out-of-control system of mass incarceration is drain on our nation’s economy, but there are ways to reduce crime and incarceration rates, members of the Brennan Center's Economic Advisory Board said at a White House event.
Ten renowned economists from across the political spectrum have joined together to form the Brennan Center's Economic Advisory Board, a new initiative supporting the Center’s data-driven approach to ending mass incarceration.
An analysis of 2015 crime trends in the nation’s biggest cities shows that reports of rising crime across the country are overblown and not supported by the available data, according to a new report from the Brennan Center.
Today, 130 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and attorneys general from all 50 states join together as a surprising new voice calling for the end to unnecessary incarceration in the U.S. — while maintaining public safety.
The “Reverse Mass Incarceration Act” would reward states that successfully reduce both crime and incarceration. The proposal could result in a 20 percent reduction in state prisoners over the next decade.