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    New Report on the Cost of Containing Violence

    Released today from the Institute for Economics & Peace , this new report, Violence Containment Spending in the United States , provides an “analyses of how much of the U.S. economy is related to preventing or dealing with the consequences of violence”. Key Findings from the report: Violence Containment cost the U.S. $2.16 trillion per year. If violence containment were an industry, it would be the largest industry in the U.S. Federal expenditure has expanded in the last ten years...
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    2012 U.S. Peace Index Shows Continuing Reduction in Violence

    “The last twenty years have seen a substantial and sustained reduction in direct violence in the United States.” This quote from the Executive Summary is just one highlight of the second annual 2012 United States Peace Index (USPI) . The USPI is produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and provides a comprehensive assessment of U.S. peacefulness at the state and city levels and analysis of the costs associated with violence and the socio-economic measures associated with...
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    Safety of Women in Prisons and Jails

    A recently posted report, funded by the National Institute of Justice, extensively examines violence and safety in correctional facilities for women. Gendered Violence and Safety: A Contextual Approach to Improving Security in Women's Facilities reports on survey findings, as well as focus groups with both female inmates and staff, to examine "the context and correlates of both violence and safety in correctional facilities for women. The data support our original hypothesis that sexual...
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