2024 Solutions Spotlight: Violent Crime Reduction
To protect our communities, targeting and reducing violent crime in effective and responsible ways is critical for the states in 2024.
From 2019-2020, the U.S. experienced a roughly 30% increase in homicides—the largest single year increase in US history. Motor vehicle theft rose 59% from 2019-2022, with similar spikes in robberies, nonresidential burglaries, and larcenies alike. Most concerningly, the national clearance rate for violent crime is only 32.5%, with roughly half of murders going unsolved.
To protect our communities, targeting and reducing violent crime in effective and responsible ways is critical for the states in 2024. While legislators are eager to crack down on the crime in their states, they also understand that truly doing so means pursuing long-term, data-driven responses to efficiently target violent crime while providing specific support systems to both law enforcement and civilians to prevent crime cycles altogether.
- Model Policy
- Resolution In Support of Effective Strategies to Support Law Enforcement and Reduce Violent Crime
- Resolution In Support of Enhancing Police Officer Training, Wellness, and Support Mechanisms
- Statement of Principles on Policing and Community Engagement
- Act To Prepare Inmates For Re-Entry and the Workforce
For more policy ideas, check out our new publication, Essential Policy Solutions for 2024.