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Homicides Climb for Most California Counties in 2020 July 16 2021 Last year California saw its largest annual increase in homicides on record. Most counties had an unprecedented increase, with many seeing jumps of 25% or more.
The Past, Present, and Future of COVID-19 in California Prisons July 15 2021 COVID-19 has had a major impact on California’s prison system. And although California’s prison population remains historically low, continued overcrowding at most facilities—along with other factors—could prolong the pandemic’s impact in prisons.
Gun Deaths Drive California’s Largest-Ever Rise in Homicides July 13 2021 In 2020, the number of homicides in California increased more than in any year on record. A sharp rise in gun deaths accounted for more than 90% of this jump.
Californians Continue to Favor Stricter Gun Laws May 28 2021 PPIC’s May survey—fielded prior to the shooting at a San Jose transit facility this week—finds that a solid majority of Californians favor stricter state gun regulations, a share consistent with our prior surveys.
Tracking Anti-Asian Hate May 21 2021 As Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities continue to confront verbal and physical attacks, we spoke with Karthick Ramakrishnan, founder of AAPI Data and adjunct PPIC fellow, about this troubling trend.