States Cut Both Crime and Imprisonment

pewAccording to new statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on trends in admissions to prison and releases, the majority of states reduced both crime and incarceration rates over the past five years. This infographic from The Pew Charitable Trusts shows these trends in the past five years in all states. While the relationship between crime and incarceration is complex, these trends indicate that it is possible to reduce both at the same time.

Pew Prison Decline vs. Crime Rate Infographic

To see the full infographic, click here.