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December 8, 2017
How Hard is it to Count Violent Crimes?
A new survey finds it’s more difficult than you might think.
June 22, 2017
The Mental Health Crisis Facing Women in Prison
A new study shows a striking disparity between incarcerated men and women.
May 23, 2017
The New Tool That Could Revolutionize How We Measure Justice
A small nonprofit gathers criminal justice statistics, one county at a time.
October 20, 2016
Chipping Away at the Crime Wave Myth
This time, a survey of crime victims
May 19, 2016
Are Older People Getting Harsher Sentences? Take Our Quiz to Find Out.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics takes a close look at our aging state prison population.
May 15, 2016
13 Important Questions About Criminal Justice We Can’t Answer
And the government can’t either.
March 9, 2016
Seven Things to Know About Repeat Offenders
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
November 18, 2015
Our Prisons in Black and White
The race gap for adults is shrinking. Why is it widening for juveniles?
August 4, 2015
Why Jails Have More Suicides than Prisons
A new report and a growing phenomenon.
March 5, 2015
Missed by a Mile
How hard is it to count deaths by police?