Misdemeanor Arrests Drop Steeply
Researchers are surprised by the falling rates of arrests for misdemeanors in several large US cities, including New York, according to The Crime Report. These statistics are good news for those working on criminal justice reform, as arrests for minor crimes can have major consequences. Many people cannot afford the fines and court fees they are assessed, and those who end up with criminal records often face barriers to housing and employment. These consequences disproportionately affect people who are poor and people of color. Read the full article here.