Corrections reforms in California have not resulted in a broad surge in crime. But the statewide numbers mask substantial differences across counties.
California’s felony arrest rate dropped dramatically in 2015 after the passage of Proposition 47. Crime rates went up.
Preliminary data from the FBI offer discouraging news about crime trends in California’s largest cities. However, the data also show that cities in other states are also experiencing increases in crime.
The January PPIC Statewide Survey shows a public opinion environment that may be favorable to the governor’s proposed sentencing reforms.
As interest groups work to turn their ideas into initiatives for next year’s statewide ballot, the September PPIC Statewide Survey examined Californians’ views in two areas that may be put before voters: taxes and public employee pension reform.
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