Rick Nevin has an excellent post, Update: Continuing trend toward zero youth incarceration (1/18/2023), that summarizes trends in incarceration rates. There are five interesting graphs, but the one here might surprise folks the most. There has been steady decrease in the gap between Black male incarceration rates and the overall …Read More »
Is there a relationship between homicide and race?
One more post from the Manhattan Institute’s* Breaking Down the 2020 Homicide Spike by Christos A. Makridis and Robert VerBruggen (5/18/2022). We first note: Homicides went up throughout the country, and for every major demographic group, in 2020, but they did not rise for everyone equally, as is clear when …Read More »
Is there a correlation between Homicide rate and voting?
The Manhattan Institute* has a lengthy report on the increasing homicide rate, Breaking Down the 2020 Homicide Spike by Christos A. Makridis and Robert VerBruggen (5/18/2022), with numerous interesting charts. From the report (figure 7 copied here): Next, we explore the correlation between two geographic factors—population and GOP vote share—and …Read More »