crime rate

NBC News: Crimes Drops When It’s Cold

On February 20, NBC News reported that in addition to snow, cold winds, and terrible driving conditions, the freezing temperatures have brought with them one other thing—a reprieve from crime in Memphis, Boston, and New York, among other places.

AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark

NPR Lauds Prop. 47, Ignores Rising Crime

NPR public radio station KQED released an article lauding the results of Proposition 47, which was passed last November and resulted in a number of inmates being released from state prisons and county jails. But KQED managed to complete the piece without mentioning crime. The piece states loftily of Prop 47, “So far, it seems to be working.”

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Study: Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms Having Positive Effect

A new nonpartisan study released on Thursday revealed positive effects from juvenile justice reforms passed in Texas during recent years, with the state showing a significant drop in the juvenile incarceration rate while the juvenile crime rate also fell during the same time period.

Two youths at the Texas Youth Commission facility in Marlin, Texas, are accompanied by a guard as they walk down the hall.