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Featured Blog Post · September 7, 2023

Retail Theft and Robbery Rates Have Risen across California

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Featured Blog Post · June 22, 2023

Mass Shootings Rise in California amid National Surge

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Fact Cards

Police search Black and Latino drivers more often than white drivers during traffic stops but find contraband less often.
Mass shootings increased 13 times more in the nation than in California during the pandemic.
94,500 Current population in California prisons.
African Americans make up less than 6% of California’s population but more than 15% 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.