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In Rural America, Violent Crime Reaches Highest Level in a Decade

Governing By Alan Greenblatt When you think about crime, what do you picture? Probably the dark and scary streets of a crowded city. After all, cop shows always seem to be set in big cities. But while violent crime is still a problem in urban areas, many of them are in fact safer now than they’ve been in …

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Out of Sight: The Growth of Jails in Rural America

This report from the Vera Institute of Justice reveals a striking shift in the geography of incarceration: jails are now most heavily used in the least populous areas. While urban pretrial detention rates began to level off or decline in the new millennium, rural rates have continued to increase. Across the country, rates of pretrial detention …

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