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Income Inequality in California

By Tess Thorman, Daniel Payares-Montoya, Joseph Herrera

2 days ago ... California's income distribution reflects high rates of poverty. Income is frequently not enough to meet basic needs (on average a family of ...

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Poverty Varies across California’s Regions

By Patricia Malagon

Feb 23, 2023 ... Our CPM interactive maps show poverty rates that reflect differences in housing costs across California's 58 counties, 52 US congressional ...

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California’s African American Community

By Eric McGhee

Feb 22, 2023 ... In 1950, 83% of Black Californians made less than twice the poverty level, and this rate fell to 41% in 1990. But in 2020, it still stood at ...

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Homeless Populations Are Rising around California

By Jennifer Paluch, Joseph Herrera

Feb 21, 2023 ... Between 2020 and 2022, California's homeless population increased by 6%. While this growth was largely concentrated in urban areas, ...

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Arrests in California

By Magnus Lofstrom, Joseph Hayes, Brandon Martin, Andrew Skelton

Feb 9, 2023 ... California's overall arrest rate was historically low in 2021. · Arrest rates for misdemeanors dropped significantly during the pandemic. · More ...

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Law Enforcement Staffing in California

By Brandon Martin, Magnus Lofstrom, Andrew Skelton

Feb 9, 2023 ... Almost half of California's law enforcement officers work for municipal police departments. Statewide staffing levels dropped significantly ...