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Fact Sheet

California’s County Jails

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

Inmates held on a felony charge or conviction account for 90% of the jail population. California has a large number of diverse—and aging—county jail ...

Fact Sheet

Felony Arrests in California

By Magnus Lofstrom, Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes, Brandon Martin

After Prop 47, the share of California felony arrests fell. In this fact sheet we review the most common arrests, for violent offenses and property crimes, ...

Fact Sheet

Racial Disparities in California Arrests

By Magnus Lofstrom, Justin Goss, Joseph Hayes, Brandon Martin

In contrast, the disparities between Latino and white arrest rates are less widespread. In fact, Latinos were arrested at lower rates than whites in 26 counties ...

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California’s Prison Population

By Joseph Hayes, Justin Goss, Heather Harris, Alexandria Gumbs

Most prisoners have current or past convictions for violent or serious crimes. The most common crimes that led to imprisonment in 2017 involved assault, weapons ...


Recidivism of Felony Offenders in California

By Mia Bird, Justin Goss, Viet Nguyen

We focus on felony offenders to provide insight into outcomes for those who have been convicted of more severe offenses. Our analysis of recidivism relies ...