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Cops Need to Spend More Time Solving Non-Fatal Gun Cases: Study

Researchers at Duke and Northeastern Universities found a stark gap in clearance rates when comparing fatal and nonfatal gun assaults in Boston.  The reason: the “sustained investigative” effort devoted to homicide cases in the first two days wasn’t matched when there was a surviving victim.

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Federal Hate Crime Prosecutions ‘Falling’: Report

Nearly 2,000 hate crimes have been referred to U.S. attorneys since 2009, but just 15 percent have resulted in prosecutions, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. So far, in 2019, just 17 cases—of 99 referrals under the five hate crime statutes on federal books—have been prosecuted.

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34 States Have Cut Prisoner Numbers and Crime Over Decade

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University contends that the data show “clearly that reducing mass incarceration does not come at the cost of public safety.” The total number of state prisoners dropped 6 percent over the same decade, 2007 to 2017.