press releases

Press Releases and Statements

Homicides, Gun Assaults Fall Modestly
in Major U.S. Cities as Robberies Spike

July 27, 2022

New CCJ analysis also finds that property crimes increased in the first six months of 2022, while drug offenses continued to decline.

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New Analysis Shows Jump in Share of State
Prison Population Serving Sentences of 10+ Years

July 19, 2022

CCJ task force report also finds increase in average time spent in prison by those receiving long sentences and a doubling of the population 55 and over serving such terms.

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Statements on President Biden’s Executive Order on Policing

May 25, 2022

Members of CCJ staff and the Council’s Task Force on Policing share perspectives on President Biden’s executive order on policing.

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Elmets Communications staff on August 26, 2010.

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