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Press Releases and Statements

New Report Shows Rise in Homicides, Steep Drop in Property and Drug Offenses in Major U.S. Cities

September 28, 2020

Research for the National Commission on COVID-19 and criminal justice explores urban crime trends amid pandemic, ongoing social unrest.

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Study Released by National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice Finds Coronavirus Infection, Death Rates in Prison Vary Widely Among States

September 2, 2020

Separate report finds that local jail populations decreased an average of 31% early in the pandemic before rising again in May.

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Former U.S. Attorneys General Gonzales and Lynch to Lead National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice

July 28, 2020

Diverse expert panel will assess pandemic’s impacts and produce roadmap for immediate and long-term reforms.

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