U.S. Cops Make an Arrest ‘Every Three Seconds,’ New Study Finds

Even though arrests have sharply declined over the last decade, to 10.5 million a year, it’s still a “staggeringly high” number—with detrimental impacts on the quality of life in many parts of the country, reports the Vera Institute of Justice. The report was released Thursday with a new data tool aimed at helping policymakers and police chiefs identify areas where they can change practices.

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