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October 30, 2017

"Most California Jurisdictions Show Declines In Property Crime During Justice Reform Era, 2010-2016"

The title of this post is the title of this short research report that I learned about via email from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. Here I how the email describe the report:

A new research report released today from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice examines local trends in California’s property crime from 2010 through 2016, a period marked by major justice system reform, including Public Safety Realignment, Prop 47, and Prop 57.  Despite the relative stability of recent property crime trends, the report finds substantial variation in crime at the local level, which suggests that recent crime patterns may result from local policies rather than state policy reform.

The report finds:

• From 2010 to 2016, property crime rates fell more than 3 percent statewide despite the implementation of large-scale criminal justice reforms.

• For every major crime except vehicle theft, more California jurisdictions reported decreases than increases in their crime rates from 2010 to 2016. For example, just 141 jurisdictions reported increased rates of burglary, while 367 jurisdictions showed decreases.

• Across California, crime trends have been highly localized. Of the 511 cities and local areas included in this analysis, 42 percent showed rising rates of property crime from 2010 to 2016, with an average increase of 12.8 percent, and 58 percent showed decreases, with an average decline of 18.1 percent.

• Many jurisdictions, especially those that began with higher rates of property crime, have devised successful policies and practices that are improving local safety. Jurisdictions that showed decreasing rates of property crime between 2010 and 2016 had higher rates at the start of the reform era than those showing increases.

"The divergence between the 213 cities that have shown property crime increases since 2010 versus the 298 cities with property crime decreases was so large — a 31 percentage point difference — that the two categories of cities actually swapped places. This striking result suggests that reform measures such as Proposition 47 are not the reason a minority of cities experienced crime increases." — Mike Males, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow

October 30, 2017 at 05:26 PM | Permalink


Why on earth would anyone in their right mind enter people's homes, or snatch their purses, or run around the highways stealing cars? That is too much like work, and far too dangerous, you fucking lawyers morons. They are stealing $5000 at a time on the internet. Nothing in our country is as stupid as the lawyer. And you fucking lawyer morons are doing nothing about that $100 billion take, and growing.

Posted by: David Behar | Oct 30, 2017 6:01:54 PM

Behar, I'm still trying to figure out how you got of the straightjacket. Just don't make 'em the way they used to.

Posted by: Ted | Oct 31, 2017 12:15:15 AM

D.B., pleae refill your prescription pill bottle. If you call tonight, the drugstore will have the refill in the morning.

Posted by: Emily | Oct 31, 2017 12:16:50 AM

Ted and Emily. Name a group stupider than the Harvard indoctrinated lawyer. You should throw your smelly KGB handbook back in the smelly, wet trash bin where you dug it up.

Posted by: David Behar | Oct 31, 2017 1:08:54 AM

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