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Michelle Hanisee, union president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, speaks with KFI-640 radio show hosts on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG.

Proposition 47 opponents can’t handle the facts

Originally posted in The Orange County Register.

The Orange County Register’s Sal Rodriguez highlight’s the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice’s key research on crime trends in Los Angeles, and across California’s 58 counties, amid major state justice reforms.

From the article:

Last year, [Michele] Hanisee pretended she debunked” research by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice highlighting the simple, uncontroversial fact that crime trends vary significantly across the state.

The research pointed out that if you look at crime trends from 2010 to 2016 throughout California, 259 of 422 jurisdictions in California not including LA County saw decreases in crime over that period.

The research then analyzed crime data in 89 Los Angeles County jurisdictions from 2010 to 2016, showing that 53 percent of LA County’s jurisdictions saw increases in Part I crimes, while the rest saw decreases.

Both of these observations make clear that contrary to what critics say, criminal justice reforms like Prop 47 and AB109 have not had a uniform impact on crime in the state. Crime is still heavily influenced by local factors – from demographics to police practices.

Read the full article on The Orange County Register »