No Easy Solution to Cutting Prison Populations
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, somewhere in the ballpark of 1% of the population. The number of Americans in prison has also grown enormously over the past several decades from roughly 500,000 in the 1970’s to almost 2.5 million today. The costs to deal with this large prison population are staggering and approach $100 billion annually.
That Guy Who Sold You a Fake ID Also Stole Your Identity
Fake IDs can seem attractive to some students heading back to college. The short term desire to purchase alcoholic drinks for a weekend party prior to the legal age may be tempting. However, there are very real risks associated with acquiring and using a fake ID; not just in being caught by authorities using it, but also in having your identity stolen.
Up to 1 in 3 American Adults Have a Criminal History
The number seems high, but up to 1 in 3 American adults may have a criminal history. However, like with many statistics, the real information is in the details…what categories have to be included in ‘criminal history’ to come up with that statistic?
Violent Crime Rates Down in 17 Counties Participating in the GIVE Program
New York State has transitioned away from a previous program called IMPACT to the GIVE program – Gun Involved Violence Elimination. This program focuses on the 17 counties and 20 police jurisdictions serving those counties that account for 86 percent of the violent crime in the state, not counting New York City.