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.
The Justice Department released a set of resources today to help court officials reform practices around criminal justice fees and fines, which have contributed to high rates of incarceration in America.