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California Urban Crime Declined in 2020 Amid Social and Economic Upheaval   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "In 2020, a year defined by the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, the crime rate in California's 72 largest cities declined by an average of 7 percent, falling to a historic low level. From 2019 to 2020, 48 cities showed declines in Part I violent and property felonies, while 24 showed increases. The 2020 urban crime decline follows a decade of generally falling property and violent crime rates. These declines coincided with monumental criminal justice reforms that have lessened penalties for low-level offenses and reduced prison and jail populations."

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2021-06
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Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
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Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice: http://www.cjcj.org/
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