According to the latest report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on tribal jail populations, some 69 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) released from state prisons in 2012 across 34 states, were re-arrested within three years, and 79 percent were arrested within five years.
Although murder rates in major American cities rose throughout the first half of 2021, the pace of the increase is slowing, according to a report released Thursday by the Council on Criminal Justice. The slowdown shouldn’t distract Americans from the need for evidence-based measures to curb violent crime, the authors said.
The cities reported an average seven percent decline in 2020, but homicides in urban areas rose 34 percent over the previous year. A report by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice blamed the pandemic for the rise in homicides.
A 24 percent increase in the rates of homicide and violent assault in the first quarter of 2021 is a reminder that urban leaders can’t avoid addressing the conditions that have exacerbated violence in America’s most troubled neighborhoods, says a study released Friday by the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice.