CBS News’ Anne-Marie Green breaks down what the numbers show, then she and Vladimir Duthiers speak with Jeffrey Butts, Ph.D., from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, about what’s driving these numbers and related racial disparities. Continue reading CBS News — Violent Crime
Mais les mesures de durcissement sur la détention provisoire ou l’inculpation des jeunes, «séduisantes politiquement dans l’immédiat», sont «peu susceptibles d’améliorer la sécurité publique», juge Jeffrey Butts, professeur au John Jay College of Criminal Justice de l’université de New York. Continue reading À New York, le Maire Eric Adams en Première Ligne Contre la Violence
I often wonder, how did we get here — ending August with 357 homicides, on track to be our deadliest year recorded for shooting deaths?… Other cities, like New York and Oakland, Calif., have been where we are today but made improvements. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. A report published last year by John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Research and Evaluation Center, authored by a diverse group of academic consultants, lays out a framework for action I believe we can apply in Philadelphia. Continue reading Philadelphia Inquirer — Philly Doesn’t Need to Reinvent the Wheel to Reduce Homicides | Opinion
Some experts have detected some promising signs in recent crime data. In New York City, more than 500 people have been shot this year — the highest number in a decade and up more than 50 percent over the same period in 2020. But Jeffrey Butts, director of the research and evaluation center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said that percentage was better than the 158 percent increase in shootings reported last fall in the city, suggesting that the surge in violence, while still up, may be declining. Continue reading Washington Post — Officials Worry the Rise in Violent crime Portends a Bloody Summer: ‘It’s Trauma on Top of Trauma’
A Brooklyn community’s experiment to deal with a longstanding crime hotspot in a busy commercial corridor took a new approach last month: They pulled back on policing. … Jeffrey Butts, who has done extensive research on Cure-Violence initiatives, also questioned how far the experiment could go. Continue reading The City — Five Days Without Cops: Could Brooklyn Policing Experiment be a ‘Model for the Future’?
by Jeffrey A. Butts JohnJayREC DataBits 2018-01 (revised Jan 2020) Policy debates about gun violence focus on cities. Every year, when federal law enforcement authorities release the latest compilation of U.S. violent crime statistics, news media across the country publish stories ranking cities on the severity of violence, with some labeled as “America’s deadliest cities.” Big city mayors and police chiefs anxiously await this annual … Continue reading Gun Violence is not an “Urban” Problem
Mayor Menino acts now for safer summer – Crime prevention, putting youths to work are top priorities By Andrew Ryan | GLOBE STAFF MAY 16, 2012. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is expected to outline a preemptive push to stanch summertime violence Wednesday, seeking to stop crime now with the hope of preventing retaliation in July and August. The effort, which has been the subject of City Hall meetings for … Continue reading The Boston Globe