More Pew data on imprisonment and crime rates: Lots of down arrows

The Pew Charitable Trusts came out with more data last week (sorry so late to post) showing that, on average, most states from 2008 to 2013 reduced imprisonment and crime over the five-year-period. Maryland, Tennessee, Florida and Illinois managed to reduce crime rates the most, while California, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Colorado cut imprisonment rates the most.

Overall, the U.S. imprisonment rate dropped 6 percent, and among the 10 states with the biggest imprisonment rate increases, overall crime still fell 8 percent. This all looks like a bit of progress.

Check out the rest of the data.


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