By Ted Gest
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center has issued what it calls a first-of-its-kind, web-based resource combining data analyses, case studies and recommended strategies for all 50 states to help policymakers address public safety challenges.
The “50-State Report on Public Safety” includes more than 300 “data visualizations” comparing crime, recidivism and correctional practices across all 50 states.
The report discusses these data along with research on strategies aimed at improving public safety, giving more than 100 examples of public safety innovations drawn from every state.
The center says the report “provides a playbook that policymakers can customize to tackle the issues most relevant to their communities.”
Megan Quattlebaum, director of the center said that, “Data and research are essential to successfully addressing the unique conditions in each state.”