A rise in homicides is associated with a tendency for de-prosecution, a new study released in Criminology & Public Policy has unveiled.
The new research was carried out by the American Society of Criminology.
The research involved the examination of data for prosecutorial homicide trends in the American region of Philadelphia between 2010 and 2019.
The region was them compared to nationwide-level data of the largest cities in the country between 2010 and 2019.
From the study: “The study found that de-prosecution was associated with a statistically significant increase of 74.79 homicides per year in Philadelphia from 2015 to 2019.
“This accelerated to more than an additional 100 homicides per year by 2018 and 2019 as the de-prosecution policy was used more robustly.”
“Homicide victims were overwhelmingly people of color living in the poorest sections of the city.”