Politicians, law enforcement, advocates, and economists agree we need to end the era of mass incarceration. This is the first detailed, granular look at precisely how we can achieve this in a safe way.
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law joined the NAACP and other organizations to ask New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to support a bill that would fully fund public defense services in the state.
The overall crime rate dropped by around 2.6 percent, decreasing for the 14th year in a row, driven by decreases in property crimes. Consistent with recent studies, the UCR shows that the murder rate rose 10 percent in 2015.