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Criminal Justice

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Featured Blog Post · March 21, 2022

Two Years of Wide Variation in Crime Trends

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Fact Cards

95,300 Current population in California prisons.
African Americans make up less than 6% of California’s population but more than 16% of arrests.
1 in 8 Asian Americans experienced hate incidents.
10x The rate of imprisonment for African American men compared to white men.
California’s prison population fell by 27,500 prisoners during the pandemic, or 7,500 more than any other state.
Gun deaths drove California’s largest-ever rise in homicides.