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  • California Violent Crime Rate At An All-Time Low

    Posted Oct 3rd, 2014 By in Criminal Law, Prisons, realignment With | Comments Off on California Violent Crime Rate At An All-Time Low

    A new report from California’s Department of Justice says that the rate of violent crime in the state is the lowest that it has been since 1967. The report comes out in the midst of the state’s struggle to reduce the prison population with realignment. The report also said that the number of incarcerated has fallen since those efforts. What could the lower rate of violent crime mean for the criminal justice system and what could be the reasons for the lowered crime rate? This week, the Wall Street Journal provided some of their own insights into the report and here are some of the highlights:

    The new numbers mirror a national trend of falling crime and incarceration rates.

    State officials and criminal-justice experts around the country have been closely watching the crime rate in California as the state undertakes what criminologists have called a historic prisoner-reduction experiment.

    The state’s prison population has dropped by about 25,000 since 2011, when the state embarked on a policy of “realignment,” which has shifted some nonviolent offenders to county jails instead of state prison. The number of inmates in county jails has risen by about 10,000 since realignment began.

    Law-enforcement officials around the state had blamed the 2012 property crime spike on realignment, as many counties were overwhelmed by an influx of new offenders. The recent drop in property crime, they now say, is because the rehabilitation programs counties have put into place are starting to get traction.

    “While it’s still too early to attribute a decrease in crime to any one factor, it’s heartening to see this and we take it as a positive sign,” said Linda Penner, who chairs the Board of State and Community Corrections and is Gov. Jerry Brown ’s liaison on public safety issues.

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