50-State Report on Public Safety

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center recently released the “50-State Report on Public Safety“, a first-of-its-kind, web-based resource featuring more than 300 data visualizations comparing crime, recidivism, and state correctional practices across all 50 states.

The report combines these data with the latest research on strategies that work to improve public safety and more than 100 examples of public safety innovations drawn from every state in the country. With three core goals, 12 strategies, and 37 action items, the report provides a playbook that policymakers can customize to tackle the issues most relevant to their communities.