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Commentary By Hannah E. Meyers

Why NYC Crime Policy-Makers Are Now Ignoring Data

Public Safety Policing, Crime Control

Last month, at the City University of New York, I lectured about how evolutions in data-led policing strategies helped New York City reduce annual murder numbers from 2,245 in 1990 to just 292 in 2017 — and from 93 annual fatal police shootings in 1971 to just six a half-century later. 

At the same time, city jail and New York State prison populations have also seen their numbers more than halved.

Continue reading this entire piece here at the New York Post


Hannah Meyers is director of the policing and public safety initiative at the Manhattan Institute.

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