Public Safety

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NNIP partners use data to advance community safety and reform of the criminal legal system. They use data to show disparities in policing and incarceration, explore the meaning of safety in communities, and work with communities to support violence prevention efforts.


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Dreaming Up New Ways to Support the Reentry and Housing of People Involved in the Justice System into Their Communities

The lack of support from the criminal legal system and the stigma associated with having a criminal record create challenging barriers for people returning from incarceration, particularly when it...

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Equitable, Not Equal, Distribution of Public Safety Funds in Indianapolis

Interested in redressing existing racial, economic, educational, and health inequities, the Indianapolis City-County Council explored how to more effectively allocate funding to reduce violence....

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Residents Inform Priorities of Oakland’s Department of Violence Prevention

Thanks to community-driven research conducted by the Urban Strategies Council (The Council), the new director of the City of Oakland’s Department of Violence Prevention is planning the department’...

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Understanding Domestic Violence in Marion County

8,956 women. 1,840 men. 10,797 total survivors of domestic violence reported in Marion County, Indiana, for 2016. Though these seem like straightforward...

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Analysis of Crime Patterns, and Police Strategy in Response, Helps Convince Vendor to Relocate Business

In Fall 2003, a developer working in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood was looking for tenants for a renovated property known as the Old Mill Building. The building has many urban amenities,...

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Local Analysis Demystifies National Crime Data Report

In November 2005, for the second consecutive year, Camden, NJ was named the Most Dangerous City in the United States by the Morgan-Quitno Press. These national rankings were based on 2004 Uniform...

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Linking Police Reports to Community Data System Assists Programs to Reduce Crime

The Memphis Police Department is working with the Center for Community Criminology and Research (C3R) at the University of Memphis on reducing crime through mapping, statistical analysis, and...

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Reports on Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Changes the Debate

In February 2005, the Urban Strategies Council released a report entitled “Homicides in Oakland, 2002-2004,” that presented data from the Oakland Police Department on the common characteristics of...

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