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Mass Incarceration in US The United States has the highest rate of imprisonment in the world. With about 1.3 million people in the United States behind bars, the infrastructure needed to house this population is immense and costly. The Prison Policy Initiative calculated that the commonly cited figure of 80 billion dollars per year vastly underestimates the true cost of imprisonment. They argue that accounting for police, criminal courts, corrections, and monetary costs to families totals $182 billion.

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Click here to download a pdf copy of this report All data and code used to generate this report can be found on my Github page Officer Delke shot Daniel Hambrick in the back while he was running away on July 26, 2018. He was hired by MNPD on July 1, 2016 and on December 28, 2016 was assigned to the East Precinct. The first traffic stop record for Officer Delke is from March 4, 2017 while assigned to the South Precinct.

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“Violence continues to be clustered in the most impoverished and segregated neighborhoods in Nashville. There were 16,955 violent incidents in the past five years, Three of the 35 council districts in Nashville each had over 1,000 violent incidents. These are districts 2 (1,195), 19 (1,732) and 21 (1,262), which collectively make up North Nashville and account for 25% of the 16,955 incidents”. The Nashville Youth Violence Summit Report (p.

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Hit-rate for Searches Hit rates are an important way to investigate racial bias in search decisions. If a police officer decides to conduct a discretionary search, they make the decision based on their perceived likelihood of finding evidence of a crime. Probable cause searches, in particular, have an evidentiary burden where the officer must meet the reasonable person standard set by the Supreme Court. The officer must have articulable facts and circumstances that a reasonable officer would believe indicates a crime.

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