Crime Rate Drop

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California's murder rates, released this week, are at the lowest level in more than 40 years. It's not just homicides -- nearly all crimes have dramatically declined locally, statewide and nationally. We discuss the reasons for the crime dip, and what it could mean for criminal justice policy.


Barry Krisberg, research and policy director at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and member of the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Inmate Population Management

Ronald Davis, chief of police for the City of East Palo Alto

Alfred Blumstein, criminologist at Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and co-author of "Crime Drop in America"

Chris Magnus, chief of police of Richmond, California