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California’s Major Cities See Increases in Homicides and Car Thefts April 27 2021 New crime data show that four major cities—Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, and San Francisco—have seen an increase in homicides and car thefts, though violent and property crimes overall remain below pre-pandemic levels.
Rising Jail Populations Mean Rising COVID-19 Infections October 19 2020 Populations in California’s county jails are on the rebound, which could put people in jails and in surrounding communities at increased COVID-19 risk.
California’s Incarcerated Population Plunges to New Low during COVID-19 August 19 2020 The number of people in California’s prisons and jails has declined substantially since February. Still, most state prisons remain overcrowded, and many counties have seen recent increases in jail populations.
Progress under Prop 47 but Racial Disparities Persist in California Arrests June 4 2020 A key voter-approved reform has decreased arrests disparities between African Americans and whites, but a significant and pervasive divide remains.
What COVID-19 Budget Cuts Mean for Public Safety Spending May 22 2020 The sharp decline in state revenues means county sheriff and probation departments will have less funding to provide supervision and programming for certain individuals who are in jail or on probation.