Recent data in New York City suggest that violent crime is on the rise. However, over the last three decades, there has been a more than 70% decline in index crimes as reported by the FBI.
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/weisburd-zastrow-crime-hot-spots
As the Manhattan Institute reported last summer, the subways were a violence-reduction success story from the early 1990s until 2019. Proactive policing, begun in the 1990s by then–transit police chief William J. Bratton, cut felonies by 15% just in 1991, and felonies underground continued…
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/public-safety-nyc-subways-no-safety-small-numbers
New York State’s new bail laws, enacted in 2019 and made effective at the beginning of 2020, were billed as a means to end the “mass incarceration” of the poor and minorities who were unable to post even small amounts of bail. Advocates justified the changes (outlined below) with…
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/measuring-the-public-safety-impact-of-new-yorks-2019-bail-law
This paper is part of a series Policy Recommendations to Renew and Reform New York State, adapted from the Empire Center’s The Next New York series.New York was the site of what was surely one of the most significant government-led achievements in urban American history: a steep drop in…
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/restoring-public-safety
ALSO make sure to check out Rafael Mangual’s book at https://www.manhattan-institute.org/expert/rafael-mangual
NOTE: Keep checking back new policy recommendations are added.
The following are policy recommendations adapted from the Empire Center’s The Next New York series, which aims to renew and reform New York state. Topics addressed by Manhattan Institute scholars for this briefing book include criminal justice, education, mental health, and…
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/policy-recommendations-to-renew-and-reform-new-york-state
Nikole Hannah-Jones could not resist the urge to call into question the point I was making: that our current political leadership is not going to fix the crime problem in our subways.
— Read on nypost.com/2022/11/22/democrats-deny-subway-crime-but-voters-can-see-it-for-themselves/
The Police Beat Algorithm’s outputs were not so much predictive of future crime as they were self-fulfilling prophesies.
— Read on slate.com/technology/2022/11/police-beat-algorithm-lbj-ibm.html
This is an interesting article about subway crime prevention. Think of crime prevention like taking vitamins. People take vitamins to improve heath. You still might get sick. Maybe not or maybe the illness will be less severe. The same with crime prevention. Practicing safe crime preventative measures doesn’t always eliminate crime,it may, but it may also lessen the severity of it if a crime occurs. This article offers some great tips.
Time-Honored Steps Can Boost Safety During A Spike in Violent Transit Crime – The Tablet
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The past 40 years have seen nothing short of a revolution in Americans’ right to carry a concealed firearm in public. In 1980, the vast majority of states either did not grant concealed weapon permits or offered them only on a “may-issue” basis, meaning that authorities retained discretion…
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/analyzing-effect-of-right-to-carry-laws-on-homicide-and-violent-crime